Based in Water Valley, Mississippi, Bark is the collaborative husband-and-wife duo of Susan Bauer Lee (drums and vocals) and Tim Lee (Fender bass VI and vocals). Susan has played and toured with Tim the past two decades with Bark and Tim Lee 3. Tim was a principal songwriter and member of The Windbreakers who did records with Mitch Easter in the ‘80s. He went on to play keys with Mitch in Let’s Active and was ubiquitous in the college rock scene through the early ‘90s.
Loud, their latest record produced by Matt Patton and Bronson Tew at Dial Back Sound, is out September 5th.
Premiering exclusively today is Bark’s rendition of the David Olney song “James Robertson Must Turn Right,” served up with the same worldly-wise authenticity while revealing two voices dedicated to their art of perfecting a sound equal parts post-punk and American roots music.
Olney sang this particular song for an online performance the afternoon before he passed away on stage, mid-song, at the 30A Songwriters Festival in 2020.
Of the late singer-songwriter and their friend, Tim tells American Blues Scene: