28 May @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm£11
Joan Shelley – Brighton – The Hope & Ruin – Thursday 28th May.
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Joan Shelley is a songwriter and singer who lives near Louisville, Kentucky not far from where she grew up. Like the River Loves the Sea is her fifth album. 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.”
She’s not so much a confessional songwriter, although Like the River… gets closest to such subjectively emotional impressions as perhaps any album to date, and she sings less of her life and more of her place: of landscapes and watercourses; of flora and fauna; of seasons changing and years departing and the ineluctable attempt of humans to make some small sense of all—or, at best, some—of it. Her perspective and performances both have been described, apparently positively, as “pure,” but there’s no trace of the Pollyanna and there’s little of the pastoral, either: her work instead wrestles with the possibility of reconciling, if only for a moment, the perceived “natural” world with its reflection—sometimes, relatively speaking, clear; other times hopelessly distorted—in the human heart, mind, and footprint.
Since the 2015 release of her album Over and Even, Shelley has crossed the US and Europe several times as a headlining artist, sharing shows with the likes of Jake Xerxes Fussell, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Doug Paisley, Daniel Martin Moore, the Other Years, and Michael Hurley. She has opened for Wilco, Chris Smither, Andrew Bird, and Richard Thompson. Jeff Tweedy produced her previous record at The Loft in Chicago and her current record Like the River Loves the Sea was recorded at Greenhaus Studios in Iceland. www.joanshelley.net
Upcoming Love Thy Neighbour shows:
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20032020 – Gaygirl. The Hope & Ruin
23032020 – YOWL. The Prince Albert
23032020 – Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin. The Greys
25032020 – Rosie Alena. The Hope & Ruin
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03042020 – Thomas Truax. Green Door Store
07042020 – Lumer. The Prince Albert
13042020 – Mush. The Prince Albert
16042020 – Seazoo. The Prince Albert
16042020 – Lewsberg. Latest Music Bar
17042020 – Ugly. Latest Music Bar
18042020 – Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom. Brighton Railway Club
23042020 – China Bears. The Hope & Ruin
24042020 – Elsa Hewitt. The Rose Hill
25042020 – Show Me The Body. Chalk
26042020 – Jordan Mackampa. The Hope & Ruin
28052020 – Joan Shelley. The Hope & Ruin
16062020 – Soccer Mommy. Concorde 2
The venue is only accessible via a flight of stairs however they can offer access via a back door at street level to the venue if mobility is an issue or you use a wheelchair.
There are 3 large steps via this route so assistance to gain access and to exit the venue would be required. We can arrange this if you contact us in advance of a show. Please bear in mind that they can only allow access in between bands due to sound issues.
Two disabled toilets upstairs, both gender neutral. If you require a carer at the venue, please contact us at email@example.com for guestlist, with evidence such as a blue badge or access card.
If strobe lighting is an issue or if standing for long periods of time is an issue, please contact us in advance. They can provide chairs in the venue although if the event is very busy this will impede visibility. If you wish to make use of a chair to view a gig, we advise arriving early to secure a position.
They are happy to accommodate assistance dogs.
Joan Shelley Brighton – The Hope & Ruin – Thursday 28th May.
Joan Shelley Brighton