Released Nov 4 2004
Smart and soulful, Sillan & Young effortlessly draw in their faithful listeners with their eclectic acoustic folk/pop, genuine songwriting and intimate performance style. With Johanna Sillanpaa and co-led by guitarist Aaron Young, this accomplished duo is known for their beautiful songs and intimate show style. Aaron is one of Canada’s rising guitar phenoms, and Johanna is a consummate artist. Both are accomplished with their music and dedicated to their art.
The duo is known for their live performances, and has traveled across Canada and the U.S. playing venues ranging in size from intimate concerts to major festival stages. Whether you’re listening to them on your ipod or lucky enough to lap them up in person, you’ll quickly try to categorize their oddly uncategorizable sound. Is it the love child of Damien Rice and India Arie? Perhaps. Is it a younger and sassier second cousin of Dianna Krall? Maybe. The real answer is Sillan & Young are simply and authentically 100% happy to sound like themselves.
Better Thing is their 2004 debut album, which includes the song “So Long Marie” that was featured in an episode of the CBS hit tv show Joan of Arcadia.