The Brazen Youth

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with special guest Katie Lynne Sharbaugh

Eagle, Idaho is the namesake of The Brazen Youth’s new album, but might have well remained an anonymous collection of subdivisions to the band and their listeners if not for a fateful phone call. The band were on the road with a few days off in the suburb nestled in the Boise Foothills when they got word the father of band member Charles Dahlke had passed away. They had all been living with the elder Dahlke for the past couple of years, so the news hit them collectively as the loss of a certain foundation of the group. 

As they have with past releases, The Brazen Youth recorded the new album at Charlie’s Ashlawn Recording Company studios at Ashlawn Farm. The studio itself has grown up with the band, as has Charlie’s production prowess, to the point where musicians now come cross country to record there. But for nearly two months, The Brazen Youth had the studio to themselves, and woke up every day to record something new for Eagle, Idaho. 

Making peace with the internal and external chaos of life can seem daunting, but The Brazen Youth create a world with sound and lyricism that while certainly not answering life’s great questions, goes a long way to setting the listener more at ease with not knowing. 

The Brazen Youth are an indie-folk band formed within the otherworldly vacuum of the 300-year-old Ashlawn Farm, located in Lyme, Connecticut and consisting of Nic Lussier, Charles Dahlke and Micah Rubin.


Katie Lynne Sharbaugh

Katie Lynne Sharbaugh is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her focus over the last three years since graduating from Berklee College of Music has been to create a space for her storytelling between the genres of pop, theater, and jazz. Her full-length debut, “Upstaged!,” is in the process of being released in 4 parts, following the format of a traditional musical theater production. Katie’s songs balance the spotlight between carefully-crafted lyricism and intricate instrumentation, often featuring her skills on the viola at the forefront. In Upstaged!, she explores themes of personal development, loneliness, and self-reflection through orchestral choruses and intentionally meticulous melodies.


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