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Past Event Sound Series: An Evening with Joan Shelley

A woman with short blonde hair sits in the lower right of the image. The background is dark, almost black, and she wears a black shirt. She is looking away from the viewer and the side of her face away from the viewer is illuminated.

We welcome back Louisville, Kentucky-based singer/songwriter Joan Shelley. She returns to the museum’s intimate theater with collaborator Nathan Salsburg supporting her latest release, a self-titled album on No Quarter Records. The new record, produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, takes a different approach than her acclaimed last release Over and Even, which NPR’s Bob Boilen declared “one of the most beautiful records of the year.” The new record still reflects the influence of American and British folk revivalists Sandy Denny and Vashti Bunyan, though Shelley also channels Michael Hurley-inspired melodies. Guitarist James Elkington, opens the evening.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

This event is co-presented with Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society.

Sound Series

Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.

Joan Shelley

James Elkington