Joan Shelley - The Spur

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Joan Shelley returns with "The Spur" her ­rst new album in three years. The twelve song set is a profound meditation on light and darkness, recorded in the spring of 2021 at Earthwave Farm in the Kentucky countryside. James Elkington serves as co-producer (alongside Shelley) and the album features collaborations with Bill Callahan, Meg Baird and the British novelist Max Porter along with Shelley’s musical partner and husband Nathan Salsburg. Shelley says: “The Spur” is the result of a period of opposite extremes: of intellectual hyper-connection and physical isolation. This album will forever be fused with the memory of our marriage, the birth of our child, and the intense joy despite the darkness”. Quotes - "The Kentucky singer-songwriter has come to fully master a sense of radiant calm." - NPR Music // "Her poetic imagery is dazzling" - The Guardian

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