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Listen: Joan Shelley on Mountain Stage


The latest album from Kentucky’s Joan Shelley was produced by Wilco bandleader and songwriter Jeff Tweedy, in his Chicago studio. The pair met backstage at a Mountain Stage taping in February 2016, and the resulting album, Joan Shelley, is a beautiful testament to Shelley’s enchanting vocals and timeless, heartfelt songwriting. You can hear all of Shelley’s charms in “The Push and Pull,” our Song of the Week.

Our host Larry Groce wrote about Joan Shelley for NPR Music’s 50 Best Albums of 2017.

You’ll hear Shelley’s entire set, plus performances from Robyn Hitchcock, Pere Ubu, Susan Werner and The Chandler Travis Philharmonic on this week’s encore episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.

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