Joan Shelley

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From Stuart's Opera House:

James Elkington will open the show! Stuart's is thrilled to welcome back Joan Shelley to Nelsonville for a set in our brand new space The Stage at 30 Public Square! The stunning, self-titled fourth album from the Kentucky singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joan Shelley began, surprisingly, with a fiddle.In the summer of 2014, Shelley fell for “Hog of the Forsaken,” a bowed rollick at the end of Michael Hurley’s wayward folk circus, Long Journey, then nearly forty years old. Hurley’s voice, it seemed to Shelley, clung to the fiddle’s melody, dipping where it dipped and climbing where it climbed. This was a small, significant revelation, prompting the guitarist to trade temporarily six strings for four and, as she puts it, “try to play like Michael.” That is, she wanted to sing what she played, to play what she sang. She tried it, for a spell, with the fiddle.

Location information

Stuart's Opera House

Country
United States
County
Ohio
City
Nelsonville 45764
Street
30 Public Square
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Joan Shelley

Description

From Stuart's Opera House:

James Elkington will open the show! Stuart's is thrilled to welcome back Joan Shelley to Nelsonville for a set in our brand new space The Stage at 30 Public Square! The stunning, self-titled fourth album from the Kentucky singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joan Shelley began, surprisingly, with a fiddle.In the summer of 2014, Shelley fell for “Hog of the Forsaken,” a bowed rollick at the end of Michael Hurley’s wayward folk circus, Long Journey, then nearly forty years old. Hurley’s voice, it seemed to Shelley, clung to the fiddle’s melody, dipping where it dipped and climbing where it climbed. This was a small, significant revelation, prompting the guitarist to trade temporarily six strings for four and, as she puts it, “try to play like Michael.” That is, she wanted to sing what she played, to play what she sang. She tried it, for a spell, with the fiddle.

Location information

Stuart's Opera House

Country
United States
County
Ohio
City
Nelsonville 45764
Street
30 Public Square
Url