Tony Young grew up in central Scotland, went to sea as a young man, and ended up in Los Angeles. Somewhere along the way, he learned to play the spoons like no one you’ve ever heard before or since. It wasn’t just that he was the most technically gifted player; it was the absolute joy that he got from playing and sharing his music. He sat in with just about every Irish or Scottish band in California at one time or another, and was a fixture at the local festivals. Lots of folks never even knew his name… they just called him "Spoonman."
Tony wasn’t able to play his spoons for the last few years of his life, but we bet he’s playing them somewhere now.
A memorial service took place this past Saturday at Maggie’s Pub in Santa Fe Springs. A gathering of his friends, neighbors and fellow musicians celebrated his life. His brother Ron shared stories and fond memories.
Tony we will miss you.