Based out of Louisville, Kentucky, singer/songwriter Joan Shelley’s warm and mellifluous voice evokes both the deep south and west coast, drawing from both old-time country and ’60s folk. Shelley released her solo debut Ginko in 2012, followed by the No Quarter-issued Electric Ursa in 2014 and the new Over and Even this September, a collaboration with guitarist Nathan Salsburg (Paradise of Bachelors, No Quarter). She splits her time between solo outings and as one-third of the old time trio Maiden Radio.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; raised up in Louisville, Kentucky. Nathan Salsburg is a guitarist, producer, archivist and writer. He has released two solo albums — “Affirmed” (No Quarter, 2011) and “Hard For to Win and Can’t Be Won” (No Quarter, 2013) — and a duet record with Chicago’s James Elkington, entitled “Avos” (Tompkins Square, 2011).
Since 2000 Salsburg has worked for the Alan Lomax Archive, for which he currently serves in the capacity of Curator, compiling releases of the American folklorist’s recordings, and managing the Archive’s online audio, photo, and video catalogs, including its YouTube channel. He’s also produced archival releases for the Mississippi and Tompkins Square labels, and he curates the Twos & Fews recording imprint of Chicago’s Drag City company.