Joan Shelley is a songwriter and singer from Louisville, KY. She draws inspiration from traditional and traditionally-minded performers from her native Kentucky, as well as those from Ireland, Scotland, and England, but she’s not a folksinger. Her disposition aligns more closely with that of, say, Roger Miller, Dolly Parton, or her fellow Kentuckian Tom T. Hall, who once explained—simply, succinctly, in a song—“I Witness Life.”

Her perspective and performances both have been descri...

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Live at The Bomhard

Album

Live at The Bomhard

Album

Like The River Loves The Sea

Album

Like The River Loves The Sea

Album

Joan Shelley

Album

Joan Shelley

Album

Over and Even

Album

Over and Even

Album

Electric Ursa

Album

Electric Ursa

Album

Farthest Field

Album

Ginko

Album

Bed In The River

Single

Bed In The River

Single

The Fading

Single

The Fading

Single

Cycle

Single

Cycle

Single

Cycle

Single

Coming Down For You

Single

Coming Down For You

Single

Coming Down For You

Single

Rivers and Vessels

Single

Where I’ll Find You

Single

Where I’ll Find You

Single

Wild Indifference

Single

Wild Indifference

Single

Cost of the Cold b/w Here and Whole

Single

Cost of the Cold b/w Here and Whole

Single

“First of August” / “River Low”

Single

“First of August” / “River Low”

Single

Lagniappe Sessions, Vol. 2

Appears on

Pine Mountain Sessions, Vol. 1 & 2

Appears on

If You Ever Get to Houston

Appears on

The Howell Dawdy Mixtape

Appears on

Upcoming Joan Shelley gigs

10 March 2024 Joan Shelley  Victory Theatre Louisville US
10 March 2024 Joan Shelley  Victory Theatre Louisville US
28 March 2024 Joan Shelley  Tabernacle Atlanta US
28 March 2024 Joan Shelley  Tabernacle Atlanta US
04 April 2024 Joan Shelley  The Warhol Theater at the Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh US
05 April 2024 Joan Shelley  Stuart's Opera House Nelsonville US
05 April 2024 Joan Shelley  Stuart's Opera House Nelsonville US
06 April 2024 Joan Shelley  Singletary Center of Arts Lexington US