From practice venue to concert stage, Tee Dee Young’s club is home to the blues

Story by Matt Wickstrom
Photos/video by Alex Slitz

Tee Dee Young, of Lexington, performed on stage with the Tee Dee Young Band at the Bluegrass Progressive Club in Lexington. The Tee Dee Young Band performs every Monday night from 10 p.m. to midnight at the club on Second Street. Alex Slitz

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hard work pays off. Just ask Tee Dee Young.

While the blues musician from Lexington’s historic Pralltown neighborhood can often be found across the country — and sometimes the world — performing, he also can be found at his club, the Bluegrass Progressive Club, on the corner of Second Street and Elm Tree Lane since the early 1980s.

Although the do-everything Young has found success over the last 36 years with the his club and music, it has come with much blood, sweat and tears shed.

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