Joan Shelley performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Joan Shelley performs "Pull Me Up One More Time" from her new self-titled album, which was produced by Jeff Tweedy, live in the studios of The Current on Radio Heartland. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • Joan Shelley - Where I'll Find You (Live on Radio Heartland) 03:11
  • Joan Shelley - Pull Me Up One More Time (Live on Radio Heartland) 02:45
  • Joan Shelley - If The Storms Never Came (Live on Radio Heartland) 03:09

"I'm one of the few who doesn't think it's a crime to make a similar album. I like the sound. I liked it before. I still like that sound." – Joan Shelley

I felt funny describing a song from Joan Shelley's new album by saying it's very similar to her last album. But if you're a fan, like I am, her latest record is a lot like the last one. And that's a very GOOD thing. The main difference is that she got to work with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy as a producer.

Joan says Jeff's idea was to not get in the way, and not let the songs get out of control, either. And with Joan's lovely voice and her lean past recordings, that's also a GOOD thing.

Joan is currently touring in support of her self-titled album with guitarist Nathan Salsburg. The two of them stopped in the Radio Heartland studio to chat and to play a few songs from the new record.

Songs Performed


"Where I'll Find You" (from the recording, courtesy the artist)
"Pull Me Up One More Time" (live)
"If the Storms Never Came" (live)
All songs from Joan Shelley's self-titled 2017 album, available on No Quarter Records.

Personnel


Joan Shelley - guitar, vocals
Nathan Salsburg - guitar

Hosted and produced by Mike Pengra
Engineered by Corey Schreppel
Visuals by Nate Ryan

Resources


Joan Shelley - official site

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    Joan Shelley performs at Radio Heartland, with Nathan Salsburg on second guitar. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Joan Shelley performs at Radio Heartland
    Joan Shelley performs at Radio Heartland, with Nathan Salsburg on second guitar. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Joan Shelley performs at Radio Heartland
    Joan Shelley performs at Radio Heartland, with Nathan Salsburg on second guitar. (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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