Tanbark began in 2011 as a long-distance songwriting collaboration between Chloe Nelson, who was studying art history in London, and James Jannicelli, who was a drummer/multi-instrumentalist in the local Minneapolis scene. By 2012, they were both in Minneapolis, where their country and folk inspired songwriting and close vocal harmonies began to form the basis of their sound.
In 2014, Tanbark headed to Los Angeles to team up in the studio with Trevor Welch. The resulting 8-track album, "Write Soon," brings together the bareness of the duo's acoustic folk sound with a fuller, pedal-steel-and-Telecaster-fueled country sound.
After relocating to New York City later in 2014, the band began playing and writing with bassist/guitarist/songwriter Chris Kissel. This trio gigs frequently around Brooklyn and Manhattan and has become a part of the city's thriving folk scene.
"Write Soon" will be released August 20 at the Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The album will be available online and as a limited edition cassette.