The Dutch answer to Keith Urban & Sam Hunt;

The Young River is a Dutch New Country band consisting of lead singer and guitarist Nick Jongejan, bassist Timmy Steenstra Toussaint and drummer Gijs de Waal, who all met at the Rock Academy. Great inspiration for the band are artists such as

Keith Urban, Dan + Shay and All Time Low.

For the past two years, the gentlemen have released five singles and their debut EP to introduce their music to as many people as possible. This has led to many great shows with, among other things, support acts for bands like The Overslept, Call It Off and Bottles Of Love and invitations from many radio stations such as 3FM, Omroep Brabant & Omroep Flevoland. The band is also nominated for 'Best New Act 2018' by Biblot and Popcentrale (Dordrecht).

With a perfect combination of rock guitars, solid rhythms, polyphonic vocals, banjo and mandolin, the band creates a breath of fresh air within the Dutch music scene. Their goal is to put modern country music on the map.


Currently, they are working on a second EP which will be released in 2019. 


  • Support of The Overslept, Call It Off & Bottles of Love. 

  • Played at Big Rivers Dordrecht 2018 and also upcoming summer 2019.

  • Nominated for the Dutch Country Music Association Awards.

  • Nominated for the Dordtse Popaward 'beste new act'.

  • Airplay on 3FM, Omroep Brabant & Omroep Flevoland.

  • Surftour in France. 

  • Succesfull Crowdfunding. 





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