Robyn Chalklen & Chris Parkinson
Saturday 23rd September 2023, 7:30pm
Bridgewater Arts Centre – 407 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater SA 5155
Two guitars, two voices.
Quiet, intimate, raw and powerful, producing a new strain of acoustic music, distilling Americana through the filter of distinctly Australian life. The Yearlings webpage
New York Guitar Festival
Americana Festival, Nashville
USA tour 2016
Adelaide International Guitar Festival
Womad Earth Staion
Port Fairy Folk festival
Apollo Bay Music Festival
24th FAI Conference, Memphis
National Folk Festival
Mullumbimby Music Festival
Queenscliff Music Festival
The Yearlings are thrilled to announce their brand-new and much-awaited album LUCK will be released this coming June, on Little Secret Records through MGM.
LUCK was recorded live to tape in just a couple of days in the Australian winter of 2022. Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson joined forces with long-time friend & collaborator Lucie Thorne as producer for the project, and together with Hamish Stuart (drums) and James Haselwood (bass) LUCK sprang to life with energy and ease.
A rich, warm and shimmering sonic journey of great songs by great players, LUCK was tracked live to tape by The Yearlings’ long-standing recording compadre Mick Wordley at Mixmasters in South Australia, and completed by the nuanced mixing wizardry of Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, etc etc) in Austin, Texas.
There is deep symbiosis here. The band sound like they have been playing together forever, but in fact these 2 days of tracking were the very first time. The strength and authority of the songwriting is next level. The performances are delicious.
The Yearlings have been making music together for some mighty fine years, and LUCK is their sixth studio album, but they’ve never made a record that sounds like this before.
LUCK is a tender and wild 40 minute ride that covers some serious ground.
Lean on in…