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Past Event Sound Series: Joan Shelley with special guest Nathan Bowles

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The Sound Series: Joan Shelley with special guest Nathan Bowles concert has been canceled. We will be in contact with ticket holders as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please email us at

We welcome back by popular demand, Louisville, Kentucky-based singer/songwriter Joan Shelley. Returning to our intimate theater, with collaborator Nathan Salsburg, supporting her latest release, Like the River Loves the Sea on No Quarter Records. The album, recorded at Iceland’s Greenhouse Studio, has received high critical praise and features fellow Kentuckian Will Oldham on vocals. Though the focus remains on Shelley’s pure voice and weaving guitar picking, this album features levitating and ambient textures from violin and cello orchestrations of Icelandic sisters Þórdís Gerður Jónsdóttir and Sigrún Kristbjörg Jónsdóttir. Multi-instrumentalist Nathan Bowles, from Durham, NC, opens the show.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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 - "Coming Down for You" (Recorded Live for World Cafe)

Joan Shelley "The Fading"

Joan Shelley "Cycle"