Our Story

Young Beard was formed when Vacaville CA., guitarist Frank Garay III (Papa Frank) called his son, bassist/singer Frank Garay IV (Little Frank), and asked him if he'd like to form a band together.  Little Frank thought is was a great idea and quickly recruited his childhood friend and previous band mate Kevin Escalante to handle the drums.  After an initial meeting at a Dickey's BBQ, the band started writing songs and rehearsing.

With influences between them all ranging from Rush, Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd to Cursive, Two Gallants and Modest Mouse they developed a very "simple and honest" sound that ranges from hard hitting fast songs to songs with an almost folk psychedelia.  After crafting about 10 songs they whittled them down to their favorite 5 and decided to record their first EP - The Big September.

Recording sessions were handled by engineer/producer Robbie Gardunio in Vacaville CA., and the EP was finished in August of 2016 just before Robbie moved to Los Angeles CA.  The band and Robbie quickly hit it off which is easy to hear in the completed project, and the band plans on recording future songs with him in Los Angeles early next year.

Currently the band is promoting their debut EP by playing shows throughout the North Bay Area while writing new material for follow up EP that should be released in the summer of 2017.  For booking send an email to:  Info@YoungBeard.net.

Young Beard is also seeking management and a label.  Inquires should also be sent to:  Info@YoungBeard.net


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