photo: Laurent Orseau
Yes it is the day after Earth Day, but I suppose we’re being fashionably late with a few announcements regarding the lovely Shelley Short.
“Shelley Short The sweet-voiced Short knows how to bring power to her vocals, with a broad emotional range that makes her folk songs sometimes fierce, sometimes gentle, sometimes both. “ – The Oregonian
“Sounding like the gorgeous-voiced kid sister of Neko Case, Shelley Short treats folk music with a mere fleeting interest, liberally picking and choosing from the storied genre with great care on her third full-length, Water for the Day.” – Portland Mercury
“Sheâ€™s able to come across cute and wise all at once, which is no easy feat. On â€œHow Grand,â€ she employs coos that might seem campy or twee in another songwriterâ€™s hands, but Short comes across more like a gentle owl offering tidbits of worldly insight from high atop a gnarled, windswept tree.” – Willamette Week