Roan Yellowthorn

Roan Yellowthorn

credit: Patrisha McLean

Roan Yellowthorn is the stage name of singer/songwriter Jackie Lee McLean. Produced by John Agnello (Alvvays, Waxahatchee, Dinosaur Jr) and with instrumentation by Emil Amos (OM, Grails), Jesske Hume (Felice Brothers), Andy Burton (Cyndi Lauper) and Mary Lattimore, her new album ‘Another Life’ is a meditation on healing from emotional abuse.

One song on the album, ‘Stranger,’ was written as a portrait of the artist Alex Cameron. Recording this song led to a collaboration. Jackie and Alex’s cover of ‘Islands in the Stream’ was released via Secretly Canadian in the summer of 2021.

Brought up in a small town in Maine, Jackie began writing and recording music after meeting her partner and bandmate Shawn Strack. Together they've recorded three studio albums including a self-produced record, ‘Indigo,’ in 2018 and a cover album, ‘Rediscovered,’ in 2020.

In 2020, Jackie authored a 61-part column for Atwood Magazine called ‘Breaking the Record.’

Previously part of Underwater Sunshine Fest and Mile of Music, Roan Yellowthorn has supported Melissa Ferrick and has been featured in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and Talkhouse.

Roan Yellowthorn is signed to Blue Elan Records.

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Management, Other Artists to Tour With, Booking Agent - US, Sync/Music Supervisors

Subgenre: Indie Pop
From: Camden, ME