Featured on rolling stone

“Move over, Voltaire — here, your intellectual match and oft-overlook partner Émilie du Châtelet receives her salute. With an unhurried gait that recalls Fleetwood Mac’s folk-pop glory days, the Brooklyn duo Tanbark pull off the near-impossible, turning this tribute to an 18th-century French mathematician into something breezy, bouncy and not the least bit overly academic.”




Tanbark began in 2011 as a long-distance songwriting collaboration between Chloe Nelson, who was studying art history in London, and James Jannicelli, a musician in Minneapolis. By 2012, they were both in the Twin Cities, 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. Their resulting debut, "Write Soon," brings together the bareness of the duo's acoustic folk sound with a fuller, pedal-steel-and-Telecaster country sound.

After relocating to New York City later in 2014, Tanbark quickly found their place in the thriving Brooklyn music scene. The material for their next album started to come together, and in 2017, they enlisted engineer and musician Sam Owens (Cass McCombs, Blonde Redhead) to help bring it to life.

The resulting nine songs explore themes of innocence and desire against a Laurel Canyon backdrop of pianos and guitars. Nelson’s rich, delicate vocals anchor the sound as the arrangements move between Fleetwood Mac-pop and Neil Young-folk. The album, “Tanbark,” will be released in 2019.





"Write Soon" is available on itunes/spotify/bandcamp 



Sofar Sounds
March 30,2019

Music at Three Pines (house concert)
Fort Collins, Colorado
February 23, 2019

Rockwood Music Hall
New York, New York
February 5, 2019

Pete’s Candy Store
Brooklyn, New York
January 1, 2019

Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, New York
supporting Wayne Hancock
September 2, 2018
6pm doors/7:30pm

Wonders of Nature
Brooklyn, New York
August 12, 2018



Subscribe to our Tanbark newsletter!

Name *