CLARE Bowen, from the television series Nashville, will play York Barbican on September 5 as one of nine dates on her solo tour.

She grew up in rural Australia, miles from the nearest city, writing down everything she felt, heard, saw and dreamed, years before landing the role of Scarlett O'Connor on the CMT/HULU show and launching her career as a singer/songwriter.

Bowen heard her first broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry on the wireless in her grandad's kitchen and it would be another decade or so before she would move to Music City, duet with Zac Brown and Vince Gill, record songs with Grammy-winning producers T Bone Burnett and Buddy Miller or tour the world with Nashville.

Once an introverted child, Bowen has blossomed into a powerful performer and storyteller who headlines her first major solo tour in September in support of her upcoming solo album after standout performances as part of the Nashville In Concert farewell tour.

Tickets are on sale at or, on 0844 8713024 or in person from the Barbican box office.