Joan Shelley quickly followed her acclaimed 2014 album Electric Ursa with Over and Even, a quieter, more contemplative set recorded in her home state of Kentucky. It was an album of the year at NPR Music and in the Los Angeles Times, and was given 4 stars in Rolling Stone, who called it “a masterfully turned set of folk reflections.” Shelley made the record with guitarist Nathan Salsburg, recording the bulk of the tracks over just two days. She has since toured the US and Europe, and will release a new album in 2017. Her latest release is the 2 song 7” single “Cost of the Cold” b/w “Here and Whole”.
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Joan Shelley performs her song “Not Over By Half” with guitarist Nathan Salsburg on Sept. 23, 2016, at the Cropped Out music festival in Louisville, Kentucky, in front of the Ohio River.
[NPR Fresh Air] While on tour for her album, Over and Even, Shelley stopped by WHYY to play some of her songs along with accompanist Nathan Salsburg. She tells Fresh Air’s Sam Briger she’s always wanted to perform. TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. Our next guest is singer-songwriter Joan Shelley. You can hear […]