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Formed in 2015, The Bashful Youngens are an Americana band out of Champaign, Illinois featuring Carrie Chandler and Aaron Short. Carrie and Aaron grew up 15 minutes apart, in Pontiac, IL and Forrest, IL, respectively. But they didn't meet until a few years later, in college, at a party where they happened to spontaneously perform a Ryan Adams song together. Fast forward to 2016 where they recorded and released their self titled debut album and to 2017 where they recorded and released their EP, "Inflorescent." After adding a few more band members along the way (Brian Hildebrand, Mitchell Killough, Stephen Johnson and Matt Chupp) The Bashful Youngens have shared the stage with artists like Paul Thorn, Jana Kramer, Lydia Loveless and Parker Millsap.
Founded by lead singer and songwriter, Teri Bracken, in the winter of 2015, Bronte Fall is an indie-pop/Americana group out of Chicago, IL. Bracken was initially drawn to the Bronte Sisters' story during her undergraduate experience- outspoken female authors who dared to have a voice in a time when women did not. She found their novels unedited, honest, modern, and, at times, deliciously impolite. That is the dialogue she strives to continue with Bronte Fall. The band blends a Pop songwriting aesthetic with Roots Rock musical influences. Bronte Fall released their debut album in May 2017. Their 2018 release, single Grand Marnier, steps more definitively into an Americana realm, with rockabilly rhythms and pedal steel overtones.
Francis King, a born and raised Nashville native, is taking a new approach to the standard Nashville musician. While still honoring her country roots, she strives to incorporate aspects of classic rock, R&B, jazz, and pop. She focuses on simple and poetic lyrics, blending them with easy romantic melodies.