The Bashful Youngens, an Americana duo composed of Carrie Chandler and Aaron Short, hail from Champaign, IL and have been spreading their tunes across the Midwest and beyond since 2015. As long-time friends, Carrie and Aaron’s effortless roots-inspired harmonies flow seamlessly with their songwriting to create one voice that resonates with their unique Americana sound. Releasing their last EP,”inflorescent” in 2017, The Bashful Youngens have been included on festival line-ups such as Summer Camp Music Festival, Shoe Fest and Pygmalion or as support for national acts like Allison Russell, Birds of Chicago, Lydia Loveless, Parker Millsap, Paul Thorn, The Shook Twins, Jana Kramer and Old Salt Union. Looking forward to hitting the ground running out of a year that has challenged artists in unprecedented ways, their long-awaited single, “When I’m Dead and Gone” releases in winter of 2022. The duo’s first release in 4 years debuts a shift in their sound to one that reflects their evolution as artists and collaborators.