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The West Kortright Centre presents Joan Shelley

June 7, 2019 07:02 am

EAST MEREDITH — The West Kortright Centre presents acclaimed folk musician Joan Shelley on Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m.

The Louisville, Kentucky-based singer and songwriter is often compared to Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, and to Fairport Convention’s Sandy Denny.

Her graceful melodies, spellbinding vocals and poignant lyrics create timeless, quietly minimalist songs that evoke old-time country, ‘60s folk, and Appalachian traditions.

Joan Shelley is accompanied by ace guitarist (and Alan Lomax archivist) Nathan Salsburg, with an opening set by fingerpicking guitar virtuoso Sam Moss.

Tickets are $20 ($25 day of); $18 WKC Member ($22 day of); $10 Under 19; free for children 8 and under. Tickets are available online until 24 hours before the show, or at the door. The ticket booth opens at 7 p.m. on June 8; doors open at 7:30 p.m. This is an indoor concert, however concertgoers are encouraged to come early to purchase food on site (served by The Tulip and The Rose, starting at 6 p.m.) and enjoy a picnic in the bucolic West Kortright Centre Valley before the show.

Also preceding the concert, from 5:30–7 p.m., all are welcome to a gallery reception for the gallery show Jim Sullivan: Fire Paintings and House Dresses. Light refreshments are served, sponsored by Brewery Ommegang. The show will be on view through July 1.

The West Kortright Centre is located midway between Oneonta, Delhi and Stamford. Follow signs from state Route 23 in Davenport Center or state Route 10 east of Delhi.

For advance tickets and exact travel directions, visit www.westkc.org.