NATHAN SALSBURG

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JOAN SHELLEY / guitars, vocals, dobro, baritone ukulele
NATHAN SALSBURG / acoustic and electric guitars
JAMES ELKINGTON / piano, Dobro, organ
JEFF TWEEDY / bass, Theravox, electric guitar
SPENCER TWEEDY / drums and percussion


Produced by Jeff Tweedy


Engineered and mixed by Tom Schick at The Loft in Chicago December 2016.

via No Quarter Records. 

“Clipper Ship” is the first proper full-length Wooden Wand album since
2014. Performers include Darin Gray (On Fillmore, Dazzling Killmen, Jim
O’Rourke, Tweedy, William Tyler, etc), Ryan Norris (Coupler, Lambchop),
Glenn Kotche (On Fillmore, Wilco), Jim Becker (Califone, Iron &
Wine), Nathan Salsburg (Joan Shelley), Kyle Hamlett (Lylas), Josh Wright
& Seth Murphy (Bear Medicine), Luke Schneider (Margo Price, JEFF
The Brotherhood, Natural Child, William Tyler, etc), Zak Riles (Watter,
Grails), and Jim Elkington (Tweedy, Horse’s Ha, Richard Thompson, Steve
Gunn).  — Three Lobed Recordings

thanks to A.

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Recent Kevin Earl Taylor‘s cover art under below.
Kevin Taylor’s exhibition INNER WILDERNESS features recent, large-scaled paintings created in his San Francisco studio as Berlin, where he spent four months in a prestigious artist residency.





taken from the latest full-length “River of Souls” by Tim Cohen (The Fresh and Onlys) and his band, Magic Trick, out on December 2nd via Empty Cellar Records.




taken from Nathan Salsburg’s (Alan Lomax Archive) latest full-length “Hard for to Win and Can’t Be Won,” available via No Quarter Records.

James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg – The Queue Outside The Night Ministry


James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg: Believer Field by Nathan Salsburg
From “Avos,” released on Tompkins Square in August, 2011. Recorded and mixed by Jonathan Schenke at Soungs, Chicago; mastered by Blaise Barton, Scientific Mastering, Chicago.


James Elkington moved from London to Chicago around the turn of the millennium and has since released a string of albums as leader of The Zincs for Thrill Jockey Records. After dissolving the band in 2008, Elkington has concentrated on acoustic, folk-tinged music with his band The Horse’s Ha (that he shares with Freakwater’s Janet Bean), culminating in the release of their debut album, “Of The Cathmawr Yards” in 2009. He is also the owner/operator of a clunky solo career, and moonlights convincingly as the guitar player in Jon Langford’s (of The Mekons) Skull Orchard.


Nathan Salsburg – Sought & Hidden

Back Home In Bogenbrook by Nathan Salsburg
From “Affirmed,” forthcoming on the No Quarter label, November 15, 2011. Recorded in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Funeral Home by Kevin Ratterman; mixed and mastered by Blaise Barton at Scientific Mastering in Chicago.

Nathan Salsburg was born in that Diamond City, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania—she of anthracite glimmer and Babe Ruth’s 1926 long ball—and is a longtime resident of Louisville, Kentucky. He is a folklorist and a producer and presenter of traditional music for East Village Radio, the Drag City imprint Twos & Fews, and the Alan Lomax Archive, among other outlets. His first solo record is called Affirmed, and it’s about race horses—Affirmed, Bold Ruler, and Eight Belles, specifically—and desire and reckonings of the spirit. It’s an almost entirely instrumental affair, save his elegiac rendering of the traditional tune “The False True Love.”

—An excerpt from M.C. Taylor’s notes for “Affirmed”