Wed October 17, 2012
Daniel Martin Moore & Joan Shelley perform the next Studio 89
It's not often we have a friend and neighbor from Northern Kentucky who goes on to get signed by Sub Pop Records. Daniel Martin Moore is a singer and songwriter from just down the road from the WNKU studios in Cold Spring, Kentucky.
On the strength of an unsolicited demo he sent in January of 2007, Sub Pop released Stray Age in October of 2008, a quietly striking album and Daniel’s debut full-length. And, in February of 2010, Sub Pop released Dear Companion, an album written and performed by Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore together, and produced by Jim James from My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk. Between the release of Stray Age and now, Daniel’s been busy, touring with Ben and Jim (including a July ‘10 performance at the Newport Folk Festival), opening for Iron & Wine, The Swell Season and My Morning Jacket, appearing on NPR’s World Café, doing the things associated with writing, recording and releasing music. 2011 brought us, In the Cool of the Day, an album of spiritual recordings hearkening back to his family & childhood. 2011 also saw the launch of DMM's newest project, a record label called, Ol Kentuck, which possesses the clear aim of bringing some great tunes to some discerning ears.
Singer-songwriter Joan Shelley may be best known as a member of Maiden Radio. As one-third of the band, along with her partners Julia Purcell and Cheyenne Marie Mize (who released her latest solo album, We Don't Need, via Yep Roc earlier this year), Maiden Radio followed up their self-titled album from 2010, with a ridiculously enjoyable follow-up called Lullabies last year (via Daniel Martin Moore's Ol Kentuck Recordings label).
Together, Shelley and Moore released Farthest Field on Ol Kentuck earlier this year and have just returned from a supporting tour in Europe to perform together at the next Studio 89 this coming Monday night at 7pm.
There's no more room in the studio audience, but you can listen live on 89.7 in most of Cincinnati, 105.9 north of town and in Dayton, and 104.1 east of Cincinnati to Huntington, WV. Or stream online at wnku.org!