Photos by Tim Bugbee
It’s dusk in Raleigh, North Carolina and Richard Youngs has just finished sound checking for his performance at the Hopscotch Music Festival. Although the festival has brought more than 170 acts from all over the world, it is the British guitarist and vocalist's appearance that is arguably the most exceptional. In a career that has spanned a quarter century, the prolific Scotsman has released nearly forty solo records, not including his extensive resume of collaborations, side projects and one-offs. One thing he hasn’t done very much of, however, is live performance, particularly in North America.