This year has been quite the ride for the eclectic and electric duo BOWEN * YOUNG. The pair—Clare Bowen who spent years playing Scarlett O’Connor on the hit TV show Nashville and her husband Brandon Robert Young, who has been touring with Americana legends for the last decade—have been balanced on a growing wave of high-profile performances and critically acclaimed single releases. Today, with the announcement of their first 2023 tour dates, BOWEN * YOUNG shows no signs of slowing down in the new year.
For those who may have missed the last couple of releases from BOWEN * YOUNG, please check out “Dangerous Love” which Holler. called a “tender and vulnerable duet…filled with a breathtakingly raw honesty that comes from going through any of life’s big moments,” and “Skeletons,” which was premiered by Taste Of Country back in September. Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to BOWEN * YOUNG socials for new music and more tour dates in the coming months.
Bowen Young’s timeless debut record created by Clare Bowen and husband Brandon Robert Young is a multi-sensory feast. The music, produced by Sean McConnell, invokes themes painted by the duo’s powerfully authentic lyrics and hypnotic harmonies.
Bowen, 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. Born in rural Australia, she moved to Music City in 2012 for the Nashville role and immediately earned respect from the city’s musical leaders. She has performed with artists such as Vince Gill and Zac Brown Band, working with Grammy Award-winning producers/songwriters T-Bone Burnett, Colin Linden, and Buddy Miller, who became her mentors.
Bowen toured her eponymous album for sold-out crowds with Brandon in Germany, Australia, the US, and the UK. The pair also earned a coveted spot on Sugarland’s popular “Still the Same Tour” and toured live with the Nashville cast, selling out London’s O2 Arena.
Young, 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.
Young has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning artists Emmylou Harris, Colin Linden, and Mikky Ekko. Young was also invited by John Carter Cash to finish one of his father’s unpublished works for Johnny Cash Forever Words. Brandon’s music has been heard in shows such as Shameless, A Million Little Things, and Nashville.
Catch BOWEN * YOUNG On Tour:
Feb. 20 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery
Feb. 23 - Nashville, TN - City Winery
Feb. 28 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
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