12 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Joan Shelley is based in Kentucky, but the songs on her third album are as indebted to Fairport Convention as Appalachian folk. She has a clear, pure voice that rings out over the intricate fingerpicked spiderwebs and deep, limpid chords on Over and Even. The spell she casts is enhanced by the collaboration of Nathan Salsburg, whose mesmerizing guitar work adds heart to “Ariadne’s Gone,” and by the harmonies of Will Oldham, whose woodsy hum buoys the skipping-stone melody of “Stay on My Shore.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Joan Shelley is based in Kentucky, but the songs on her third album are as indebted to Fairport Convention as Appalachian folk. She has a clear, pure voice that rings out over the intricate fingerpicked spiderwebs and deep, limpid chords on Over and Even. The spell she casts is enhanced by the collaboration of Nathan Salsburg, whose mesmerizing guitar work adds heart to “Ariadne’s Gone,” and by the harmonies of Will Oldham, whose woodsy hum buoys the skipping-stone melody of “Stay on My Shore.”

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