Again in April 2020 once we didn’t know when or if we had been going to see dwell music once more, Joan Shelley launched Dwell on the Bomhard, the hometown tour finale recorded dwell in 2019 with the Greatest Arms Band and a particular look by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. It was each a consolation to all of us caught at residence and a reminder of what we had been lacking out on.
I’ve to confess I used to be solely mildly acquainted with Joan Shelley earlier than that Bandcamp Friday launch, however felt compelled that day to assist as many musicians as I may to verify music would nonetheless be there once we returned to normalcy. The added draw of listening to new, dwell music meant Dwell on the Bomhard could be in fixed rotation ever since. These songs all turned acquainted of their dwell and studio preparations as I added her information to my assortment.
This previous June, Shelley launched her newest album, The Spur, a set of songs that sound like they’re grappling with consolation and security—songs like “House,” “Ceaselessly Blues,” and “Fawn.” And right here I’ve lastly gotten to see Joan Shelley dwell in particular person. Dwell music did return in any case, although it have to be added not with out its difficulties.
Whether or not you’ve heard these songs on Dwell on the Bomhard, or the studio variations on The Spur, Shelley’s set at The Colony in Woodstock added new textures and preparations together with her present touring band of Nathan Salsburg, Jim Elkington, and Nick Macri, all who performed on The Spur and different Joan Shelley albums. Between songs Shelley and her band are affable and fascinating with their story telling and the added context for these songs. On a chilly night time in Woodstock in the beginning of Fall, it positive felt heat inside.
Joan Shelley 2022-09-23 The Colony Woodstock, NY Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com Soundboard + MBHO KA500/603A (DIN) > Naiant PFA >> Sound Units MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 3.0.2 > FLAC Tracks [1:10:45] 01. Keep All Night time 02. Ceaselessly Blues 03. [Fawn intro] 04. Fawn 05. If the Storms By no means Come 06. [Fall in the mountains] 07. House 08. [Favorite room in the world] 09. The Fading 10. [Storms] 11. Just like the Thunder 12. Wild Indifference 13. [The Spur intro] 14. The Spur 15. Fully 16. Keep on My Shore 17. [The last show of all time] 18. Why Not Dwell Right here 19. Coming Down For You 20. [The merch table] 21. When the Mild is Dying 22. Not Over by Half The band: Joan Shelley Nathan Salsburg James Elkington Nick Macri