5GB With Jenny Owen Youngs; Playing The Red Palace, March 15

What was the first gig you ever went to?

The Beach Boys, when I was 11 or 12, at a state fair in Pennsylvania.

What is the best gig that you ever played/performed at?

Supporting Regina Spektor in at the Apollo in Manchester England, December 2009.

What is the best gig you have ever been to?

Hmmm it’s impossible to pick a best-ever… I’d say the best show I’ve seen in the last year was Bright Eyes at the Williamsburg Waterfront over the summer.

Gig you would most like to play?

Reading!! Or Leeds!!

You might not be totally familiar with Jenny Owen Youngs, but I bet you have heard her music. The NJ native had a song (“F*@K I Was”) from her debut album appear in Showtime’s Weeds. Since then, Ms. Youngs has toured with the likes of Vienna Teng and Glen Philips from Toad the Wet Sprocket. We chatted with Jenny as part of our 5GB series before her show Thurs. at The Red Palace.

What would be the lineup for your dream gig?

Radio City Music Hall with Tom Waits and the reunited White Stripes, please.

Catch Jenny Owen Youngs at The Red Palace, Washington, D.C…

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