Jesse Colin Young at Yoshi's, by Ria Burman
Jesse Colin Young (photo: Ria Burman)

Jesse Colin Young performed a stellar, sold-out show at Yoshi’s Friday night, bringing down the house with his versatile vocal range, dynamic Boston-based band and his sweet, smooth style. Political messages and romantic stories held much of the lyrical focus entwined with a contagious rhythm and blues folk-rocking vibration, which rippled through the jazz bar and into the crowd.

Check out “Ridgetop” and “T~Bone Shuffle” from the 1973 album Songs for Juli, “Four in the Morning” from the 1964 album The Soul of a City Boy and “Walkin’ off the Blues” from the 1976 album On The Road for a delicious dip into the world of Jesse Colin Young.