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Joan Shelley

Joan Shelley

"I think the hardest things for a person to hear are best delivered in quiet and loving tones," Joan Shelley says. "They might not be nice and loving sentiments, but they're best whispered." Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Joan Shelley On World Cafe

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Clockwise from upper left: Burna Boy, Big Thief, Lizzo, Tyler, The Creator, Billie Eilish, Better Oblivion Community Center Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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ASC Year in Review 2019

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Serenity Now: Music And A Conversation With Joan Shelley

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Joan Shelley's latest album, Like The River Loves the Sea, is out now. Amber Estes Thieneman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Joan Shelley Admires The Beauty In All The Fading

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Clockwise from upper left: Seratones, Joan Shelley, Jordan Moser, Haybaby, (Sandy) Alex G Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Joan Shelley, Seratones, Haybaby And More

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Joan Shelley On Mountain Stage

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NPR Music's top five albums of the year. (Clockwise from upper left) Process by Sampha, DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar, Melodrama by Lorde, Crtl by SZA and Capacity by Big Thief. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The 56th Annual Folk Festival On World Cafe

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Joan Shelley's self-titled album comes out May 5. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Joan Shelley, 'Wild Indifference'

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This area is for dancing only, at the Newport Folk Festival! Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

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Newport Folk 2016 Preview: Patti Smith, Flight Of The Conchords, More

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