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Rivers and Vessels

by Joan Shelley

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theexplodingogre The sweetness of the harmony and beauty of the tracks made me have to purchase this album. The vocals float like ethereal sprites with compelling warmness yet a certain captivating sadness as well. This is what Americana should sound like... this is what country should sound like... for it's so real and emotionally delivered... yet absolutely gorgeous. Favorite track: Time Has Told Me.
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Jason Bartlett simply beautiful. it's one of those albums that slowly creeps into your heart and lives there. Favorite track: Time Has Told Me.
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Ward Wilson Just amazing vocals and music. Favorite track: Magnolia (feat. Julia Purcell).
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Pete Brown A covers EP filled to the brim with beauty. Favorite track: Time Has Told Me.
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    Limited edition prints designed by Lettie Jane Rennekamp, printed by Patrick Masterson of Letterpress Printing (Set of 3)

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Covers EP recorded February 2018 with guest appearances from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Daniel Martin Moore, Julia Purcell, and Doug Paisley.

100% of sales from the EP on Bandcamp will go to the Kentucky Waterways Alliance. This exclusively digital album is also paired with a limited edition print set, whose proceeds also benefit the organization. The print sets were illustrated by Lettie Jane Rennekamp, and printed by Patrick Masterson Letterpress.

Sincere thanks to the musicians who volunteered their time and talent to this project. Also thank you Jessica George of RPM for coordinating and motivating, Lettie Jane Rennekamp for contributing her drawings and the title, Patrick Masterson Letterpress Printing, Catherine Irwin, Glen Dentinger, Mike Quinn, Jessica Kane, and everyone at the Kentucky Waterways Alliance for their vital work.


released March 28, 2018

Drums - Sean Johnson
Bass - John Pedigo (except track 1, Bass - Kevin Ratterman)
Guitars - Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg

All songs arranged by Joan Shelley

Engineered and mixed by Anne Gauthier at La La Land in Louisville, Kentucky, except "Time Has Told Me" which was engineered and mixed by Kevin Ratterman

Mastered by Kevin Ratterman

Cover collage by Joan Shelley


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