JOAN SHELLEY & NATHAN SALSBURG with special guests DR. SHEASBY MATIURE AND THE MBIRA QUEENS

JOAN SHELLEY & NATHAN SALSBURG

JOAN SHELLEY is a Louisville, Kentucky-based singer and songwriter who records and tours with her band the June Brides, and as part of the old-time trio Maiden Radio, and as half of a duo project with Daniel Martin Moore. Her latest release, a split 7" record with Joe Manning entitled "Outside, Stay Outside," is released by Karate Body on June 10th.

NATHAN SALSBURG is an archivist, producer, guitarist, and writer based in Louisville, Kentucky. Since 2000 he has worked for the Alan Lomax Archive, for which he currently serves in the capacity of Curator, compiling and producing album releases of the renowned folklorist’s recordings, and managing the Archive’s online audio, photo, and video catalogs, and its popular YouTube channel. SALSBURG has also produced archival releases for the Grammy-winning Tompkins Square label, and he curates the Twos & Fews imprint of Chicago’s Drag City record company. As an acoustic guitarist, he has released three critically acclaimed albums — a duet with Chicago’s James Elkington, entitled "Avos" (Tompkins Square, 2011) and two solo records entitled "Affirmed" (No Quarter, 2011) and "Hard for to Win and Can't be Won" (No Quarter, 2013).

JOAN SHELLEY & NATHAN SALSBURG will release a duo record in the fall of 2014

DR. SHEASBY MATIURE AND THE MBIRA QUEENS

DR. SHEASBY MATIURE was born in 1956, into the Shona culture of Zimbabwe. As a child, he was exposed to the sounds of the mbira in village ceremonies and rituals. Through the 1980s and 1990s, DR. MATIURE was the artistic director of the Zimbabwe National Dance Company, touring Africa, Europe, and the United States. Later, DR. MATIURE earned a M.A. and Ph.D from Indiana University, as a Fulbright Scholar in the Folklore and Ethnomusicology Department. During his graduate study, his teaching duties included directing the International Vocal Ensemble (at the IU Jacobs School of Music), and teaching a course on mbira and marimba performance and culture. He has released two albums, a solo work featuring the vocal group Monkey Puzzle on "Ngoma" in 1998 and "Sarura Wako," which featured two ensembles he directed, the Mbira Queens and the Mutinhimira Marimba Ensemble, in 2008. He returned to Zimbabwe upon completion of his Ph.D., where he now serves as the Head of Education Department at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare. He is reuniting with the Mbira Queens during a brief return visit and tour of the American Midwest this June.

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