Wheatsheaf Hotel

George St Thebarton SA

Jen Lush + The Yearlings

The Yearlings and Jen Lush with her band come together to play a double bill at this favourite city venue. Songs full of sweet longing, words that skip your heart, this is live original music that is both vulnerable and stunningly accomplished.

Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson (The Yearlings) combine warm two part harmonies, acoustic guitar and rich electric tremolo landscapes to create a sound that is aged. Old, just the right amount of haunting.
They straddle old and new, bitter and sweet, darkness and transcendence – modern day porch music.
“Skeins of tattered faith from the Never-Never … windblown plains and the quiet roar of the giant Aussie sky … bleak headlights drilling dust and drizzle … driven by a rhythm from somewhere between the windscreen wipers’ pulse and the exhausted, determined heart.” Philip White

Jen Lush writes evocative, starkly modern folk songs spun from the heart. From her diverse artistic background in dance, theatre and electronica music in Europe and the UK, to the folk-tinged music of her recent work, Jen’s love of lyrical interplay coalesce on her 2017 album The Night’s Insomnia. This beautiful collection of Australian poetry crafted into songs has taken Jen and her stellar band to festivals and venues in South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Tasmania.
Currently working on her new solo album Jen returns to the deeply personal, taking the magnifying glass to the small idiosyncrasies of her life in the suburbs, mining for simple joys and everyday frailties in acoustic songs which teeter on the edges of folk, alt-country and something entirely it’s own.

Bring the kids, let’s celebrate Spring Sunday music afternoons!

$15 on the door