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.




Elkington (an Englishman living in Chicago) is an inveterate collaborator who brings his lyrical compositional and improvisational sensibilities to any group. He has toured as a band member, recorded, and/or collaborated with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Michael Chapman, Joan Shelley, Nathan Salsburg and Brokeback, to name just a few of his many enthusiastic admirers. His assured album, recorded at Wilco’s Loft, is baroquely detailed and beautifully constructed, featuring both his baritone vocals and some of Chicago’s finest, including Tomeka Reid.


Due out on June 30th via Paradise of Bachelors.



Taken from the second album “Dancing On Soda Lake” by Wren Kitz from Burlington, Vermont artist , following up his debut album “For Evelyn” back in 2015. Due out on June 2nd via NNA Tapes (NNA098, on Cassette & Digital formats).





Taken from the first full-length “For Evelyn” via Section Sign Records, 2015.



taken from the third full-length “Love at Low Speed” by Abram Shook, due out on June 16th via Western Vinyl.



The Long Ryders – Live at Bowery Ballroom Nov 10 2016



via Little Axe Records

The lone recordings of teenaged vocalist Anna Makirere of Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Sung in close harmony in Māori Kuki Airan, Tiare Avatea pairs Makirere’s casual yet masterful vocalizations with virtuoso accompanists. Somewhere between slack-key and flat-picked, the brilliant guitar work is seasoned tastefully with sunburned effects. Translating literally to “Afternoon Flower,” this radiant collection of originals and traditionals was issued regionally on cassette in 1981. It remains a unique look into Cook Islands sound and style.

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