The Bygones

Friday, December 13, 2024
Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm
$25 - $35 advance | $28 - $38 day of show


  • This is a ticketed event. Everyone must have a ticket for entry.
  • Join us before the show for dinner & drinks in The Lounge, our full-service restaurant & bar on the upstairs level which opens at 6pm. View menu & make a reservation.
  • Mezzanine ticket holders are seated on the balcony overlooking the main stage, with access to a private bar, restrooms, and dining area where you can order from The Lounge menu.
  • If you require accessible seating and none is available online, please contact us at or 215-222-1400 prior to the show so we can best accommodate your needs.
  • Join the WCL Fan Club for priority entry, food & merch discounts, exclusive offers, and more. Mega & Ultimate Fan levels include 24-hour presale access and no ticket fees.
  • World Cafe Live is a nonprofit independent venue where artistry meets social impact. Every purchase helps support our music education & community programs.
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Itʼs 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, itʼs a question not only of what should be relinquished, but also what might be worth taking with you. “Thereʼs goodness in every decade of music. And thereʼs goodness in every season of life,” Josh shares. “For us, itʼs about finding whatʼs 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 ʻ40s, singer-songwriters of the ʻ60s, 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 duoʼs first release together, a cover of Willie Nelsonʼs “Crazy,” gathered massive enthusiasm online as well as the fervent demand of one European 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 didnʼt make any sense,” Josh says. “We werenʼt a band yet.” But to see The Bygones live is to comprehend the hype. Allisonʼs stylish, luminescent presence and vocal finesse, Joshʼs 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. Their debut album The Bygones is out now on Tone Tree.