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Q&A: Joan Shelley On The Louisville Scene, Working With Jeff Tweedy, & Bourbon Cookies

Joan Shelley is looking for a table away from the music. "I don't like listening to music and having a conversation," says the Louisville singer-songwriter.
Stephen Deusner | April 5, 2017 - 12:12 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We commemorated a lot of important events in music history this week. The death of the Notorious B.I.G., the 50th anniversary of The Velvet Underground
Stereogum | March 10, 2017 - 5:06 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Joan Shelley Over And Even

As far as I can tell, my father has only ever really enjoyed one very specific form of popular music: Folk music, as sung by…
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2015 - 11:41 am

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Stream Joan Shelley’s New Covers EP Rivers & Vessels

Hey, here's something cool! The Louisville singer-songwriter Joan Shelley has been making stark and gorgeous acoustic folk music for some time now; the self-titled album
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2018 - 9:38 am

Watch Joan Shelley Play “Where I’ll Find You” On Jools Holland

Joan Shelley appeared on Later... With Jools Holland last night to play "Where I'll Find You," off of her brand new self-titled album. Shelley kept…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 10, 2017 - 10:46 am

Stream Joan Shelley’s New Self-Titled Album

Louisville folk singer Joan Shelley is following up 2015's Over And Over with a new self-titled album that was recorded by Jeff Tweedy. So far,…
James Rettig | April 27, 2017 - 10:07 am

Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg – “Foreign Lander”

Next month, the great Louisville folk musician Joan Shelley will release her absolutely lovely self-titled album, which she recorded with producer Jeff Tweedy. We've posted…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Joan Shelley – “Where I’ll Find You”

Folk singer Joan Shelley is following up 2015's Over And Over with a new self-titled record in a couple of months. It was recorded by…
James Rettig | March 28, 2017 - 11:21 am

Joan Shelley – “Wild Indifference”

Back in 2015, the Kentucky folk musician Joan Shelley released a shatteringly lovely album called Over And Even. This spring, she'll follow it up with…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2017 - 9:29 am

Watch Will Oldham & Joan Shelley Cover Leonard Cohen

On Friday night, a number of Kentucky musicians gathered at Louisville's Headliners Music Hall to pay tribute to the late Leonard Cohen, covering his music…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2016 - 2:37 pm

Joan Shelley – “Cost Of The Cold” Video

Last year, the Louisville folksinger Joan Shelly released Over And Even, a lovely and bucolic album, and we wrote an Album Of The Week column…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2016 - 9:40 am

Watch Joan Shelley’s Tiny Desk Concert

Joan Shelley's voice has been praised by this website many a time, namely here, here, here, and in the Album Of The Week column she…
Caitlin White | September 25, 2015 - 3:28 pm

Stream Joan Shelley Over And Even

Joan Shelley's new set of intimate, spellbinding folk songs Over And Even is so good that she's already made it into our best songs of…
Caitlin White | August 27, 2015 - 12:36 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

In the May 29 installment of 5 Best songs, we explained the methodology behind our weekly list. This was primarily for the benefit of Kulap…
Stereogum | August 7, 2015 - 4:18 pm

Joan Shelley – “Over And Even”

Joan Shelley is a Kentucky singer/songwriter with a voice like burnished gold. "Stay On My Shore" was the debut single off Shelley's latest album Over
Caitlin White | August 4, 2015 - 4:45 pm