July 20, 2022
11 Uptown Circle
Normal, IL 61761
The Bashful Youngens
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Live music performance (outdoors)
The Bashful Youngens are an Americana duo based in Champaign, Illinois. Formed in 2015 by musicians Carrie Chandler and Aaron Short, the group is the product of years of friendship, proving a seamless transition to bandmates. The result is a unique sound, falling somewhere between modern folk and alt-country.
They released their first album, which was self-titled, in 2016. The following year, they released their second, "Inflorescent," to much acclaim. Both albums feature a wide and strong range of songwriting and vocals by Chandler and Short. Their songs vary from delicate to dark, always sung soulfully and accompanied by beautiful roots-inspired melodies.
The Bashful Youngens have a strong midwest following and are a festival favorite at Pygmalion, Shoe Fest and Summercamp, among others. They have shared the bill with the likes of Allison Russell, Birds of Chicago, Paul Thorn and Old Salt Union.
The band continues to record and tour. Their newest single “When I’m Dead and Gone” released March 4, with the full album to be released later in 2022.