Chris & Carla are an offshoot of the Seattle folk-punk unit the Walkabouts, featuring the band's singer/songwriters Chris Eckman and Carla Torgerson. An acoustic, folk-based project, the Chris & Carla duo debuted in 1993 with Shelter for an Evening, a live collection recorded in Germany. Two years later, the pair resurfaced with Life Full of Holes, a studio LP cut with R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and members of Britain's Tindersticks. Nights Between Stations, another live effort -- this one recorded in Greece -- followed later in 1995. Swinger 500, including appearances by other members of the Walkabouts as well as Camper Van Beethoven's David Immerglück and the Bad Livers' Danny Barnes, was released in 1998, followed by a third live effort, Ljubljana, issued the following year. While maintaining their involvement with the Walkabouts, Eckman and Torgerson continued their occasional releases of Chris & Carla duo albums into the new millennium, including 2001's Come as You Aren't and 2007's Fly High Brave Dreamers. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi