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Wednesday, December 4, 2024  ·  8:00 PM CST

The Bygones

with special guest Emma Harner

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

The Bygones

It's human nature to look back, and to try to make sense of that which has gone by. For the luminous indie folk duo of Joshua Lee Turner and Allison Young, it's a question not only of what should be relinquished, but also what might be worth taking with you. “There's goodness in every decade of music. And there's goodness in every season of life,” Josh shares. “For us, it's about finding what's golden in the past and bringing that forward.”

The pair share an eclectic nostalgia for sounds of the past - Jazz and Classical, Golden Age musicals, big bands of the ‘40s, singer-songwriters of the ‘60s, dewy indie rock of the early 2010s - as well as a passion for instrumental music and covers. These points of connection began online, culminated in an impromptu recording session in Nashville, and compelled an unexpected path forward.

The duo's first release together, a cover of Willie Nelson's “Crazy,” gathered massive enthusiasm online as well as the fervent demand of one UK promoter that they tour overseas. Josh and Allison accepted the invitation and rushed to record an EP to have something - anything - to play for audiences, audiences which sold out venues and applauded The (yet-to-be named) Bygones with standing ovations before they even strummed a note. “It didn't make any sense,” Josh says. “We weren't a band yet.” But to see The Bygones live is to comprehend the hype. Allison's stylish, luminescent presence and vocal finesse, Josh's astonishing technical aptitude, and the palpable joy in their onstage dynamic create a live show experience that demands multiple encores.

Rather than a band asking the world to listen, the world asked these two musicians to be a band.


Emma Harner

Emma's Instagram Reels and Tik Tok have exploded over the past few months, starting with a cover of Manchester Orchestra's “The Gold” that gained over 4M views on Reels and earned praise from Noah Kahan, Dodie, Orla Gartland, Andy Hull, and more. Her unique blend of folk and math rock is inspired by Radiohead, Adrienne Lenker, and Paul Simon. Emma is releasing new music soon! She currently attends Berklee College of Music and studies guitar.