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Shelby Earl

Shelby Earl is a Seattle-based singer and touring songwriter. Earl's first two albums earned the kind of raves any musician would kill for. Upon hearing her 2011 debut, Burn the Boats, NPR’s Ann Powers called Earl her “new favorite songwriter,” and she wasn’t alone. Two years later, she followed up with the equally powerful Swift Arrows (produced by Damien Jurado) and accolades followed from Rolling Stone to the Wall Street Journal and a million music publications in between. She toured everywhere, playing with the likes of Loudon Wainwright, Rhett Miller, and Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, who spoke for many people when he said Earl had “the most heartbreakingly beautiful voice in Seattle.” 2017 saw the release of Earl's third, and most accomplished record to date, The Man Who Made Himself a Name. - Sean Nelson (Harvey Danger / The Stranger)