BOWEN * YOUNG, the Nashville based duo comprising Australian singer-songwriter and actor Clare Bowen and American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumental Brandon Robert Young, will head down under in January for a run of intimate acoustic shows.
After a busy year that has seen them release the first music from their forthcoming debut album, Us, and tour extensively throughout the US and UK (including a Hyde Park date as special guest of music icon Billy Joel), BOWEN * YOUNG will kick off their Australian tour on January 12 in Geelong, before taking to Melbourne, Castlemaine, Sydney, Newcastle, Tamworth, Clare’s home town of Wollongong and wrapping up in Brisbane.
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Fans can expect haunting and ethereal songs that masterfully delve into the depths of ferocious love, heartbreaking loss and steadfast hope, in a unique style of music the couple has dubbed “Cinematic Americana.”
Clare, the charismatic actress who played Scarlett O’Connor in the popular show Nashville, is known as a ray of sunshine around the world. She is an empath who leads with her heart, able to communicate and translate emotions whether on stage or screen.
Brandon, who began singing at age five under the gentle guidance of his mother, had a very different upbringing and path to Nashville. In 2000, he moved from Enfield, CT, to Nashville, where he taught himself to play guitar. He worked as a courier during the day and spent his nights filling empty composition books with song after song.
He spent a decade touring with music legend John Hiatt, first as percussionist and background vocalist and eventually becoming one third of The John Hiatt Trio. He worked on three of the famed artist’s albums, the last of which was nominated for a Grammy in the Americana category.
It was serendipity that brought BOWEN * YOUNG together in 2013, when Brandon was a last-minute replacement for Clare’s no-show duet partner for her first solo set at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. They immediately discovered they had wonderful chemistry both onstage and off. Brandon proposed to Clare at the Ryman Auditorium during the couple’s Grand Ole Opry set in 2015. They were married by John Carter Cash at the Cash Cabin in 2017.
Joining the tour as special guests will be acclaimed singer-songwriters Timothy James Bowen and Imogen Clark, performing on all shows.