“Liquid arrangements drift beneath melodies, pulling them into darkened corners.”
—Los Angeles Times
With a poetic prowess and songwriting skill that has summoned comparisons to Joni Mitchell, guitarist Joan Shelley embraces familiar Appalachian and Celtic folk traditions with a verve that is absolutely contemporary. Along with her musical partner, Nathan Salsburg, she plumbs the natural beauty of her native Kentucky and the West Coast—and the timeless ache of love gone wrong—to produce a sound that is at once lilting and ebullient.
This program is part of an ongoing series supported by Levitt Pavilions and Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch ’74.