"...Burn the Boats in 2011 and Swift Arrows in 2013—were vehicles for Earl’s voice, a rich and expressive instrument capable of substantial power. The Man Who Made Himself a Name is less a vehicle than a co-conspirator riding shotgun and reaching over to stomp on the accelerator." - Paste Magazine.
With music described as “gritty and soulful, raucous and beautiful,” Seattle singer-songwriter Shelby Earl was named by NPR/LA Times music critic Ann Powers as her "new favorite songwriter," and her solo debut album, Burn the Boats (produced by John Roderick of the Long Winters ), was named the "#1 Outstanding 2011 Album You Might Have Missed" by Amazon.com
She has since garnered praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, NPR, KEXP, No Depression, American Songwriter, and many more.
Earl’s sophomore album Swift Arrows (produced by Damien Jurado ), was released in 2013 to further critical acclaim, and in the words of Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie/Postal Service ) it “proves [Shelby] has the most heartbreakingly beautiful voice in Seattle”.
Earl has toured with and been main support for Benjamin Gibbard, Rhett Miller, Tom Brosseau, Loudon Wainwright III, The White Buffalo, Crooked Fingers, Portugal The Man, and many more.
Shelby Earl and Miriam Donoghue will be playing at the Róisín Dubh September 7 at 9pm. Tickets are priced at €10.