KEXP 90.3 "Song of the Day" Podcast!

I'm excited to announce the "The Man Who Made Himself a Name" (the title track off the new record, produced by Martin Feveyear) is KEXP's Song of the Day today! Have I mentioned how much I love this radio station and all the people at it? Like, until the end of time. Read all about it HERE!  

The Man Who Made Himself a Name Teaser Video

My bandmate, Navid Eliot, and I went into the salty desert on tour last October and shot all this footage, which my MEGA talented pal Luke Mckinley turned into this fly little teaser vid for the single. See if you can spot the Morton's Salt Factory in the background! 

Song Premiere: "The Man Who Made Himself a Name" on She Shreds

I am honored and excited to premiere the first single from my new record (of the same name), "The Man Who Made Himself a Name," on She Shreds Mag today! Read all about the making of the album and how I chose the name. 

Click on the photo below or go HERE to hear the new song in it's entirety! 

More news coming soon...

Shelby

New Shelby Earl Album Available for Pre-Order on Bandcamp TODAY!

BUY MUSIC AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE: for TODAY ONLY the wonderful folks at Bandcamp will be donating 100% of their cut on ALL sales, and I will be donating 100% of my digital sales, to the ACLU! That means YOU get to support independent artists, AND those fighting the good fight for human rights and equality, AT THE SAME TIME! This is what we call a win-win, folks! 

You can also now pre-order my new album THE MAN WHO MADE HIMSELF A NAME (out March 10th through Nine Mile Recs/Redeye) right HERE on my Bandcamp page, along with the rest of my music catalog (and merchandise)! 

Happy shopping, folks! And thank you for your good works. 

xo, Shelby

Album Release Show ON SALE NOW!

I am THRILLED to announce that my new record will be released nationally on March 10th, 2017 via Nine Mile Records/Red Eye (more news of that + NEW SONG PREMIERES coming very soon!). I'm also excited to announce that tickets for our album release celebrations in WA State are ON SALE NOW!

  • SAT, MARCH 4: TRACTOR TAVERN, SEATTLE, WA - OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW (Presented by KEXP) featuring SHELBY EARL & FULL BAND (+ special guest Josiah Johnson!), SILVER TORCHES & PLANES ON PAPER. Tickets and info HERE
  • FRI, MARCH 10: THE BARTLETT, SPOKANE, WA - Release Day Celebration w/ PLANES ON PAPER. Tickets and info HERE
  • SAT, MARCH 11: GESA POWER HOUSE THEATRE, WALLA WALLA, WA - Album Release  Celebration w/ PLANES ON PAPER. Tickets and info HERE

 

MORE TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON! If you would like to be the FIRST to get info on all of the above, you can sign up on the mailing list HERE

Looking forward to celebrating with all of you very soon! 

- Shelby

 

Back on Tour!

It's been a quiet year on the "news" front because I've been holed up at home in Seattle making a new record and focusing on my personal life, but I'm excited to announce that I'm getting back in the world and out on the road! I'll play a band show this Friday in Seattle, at my home venue, Tractor Tavern (as a part of the fabulous Macefield Music Festival!). And then next month I'll hit the road opening for the talented the Felice Brothers. See below and on the TOUR page for details. Hope to see you around the bend! 

- Shelby

Woody Guthrie Tribute at Benaroya Hall

Shelby is honored to be a part of this illustrious event Thursday, May 26th at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Read what the Seattle Times had to say about it here. And find tickets here

"In May of 1941, Woody Guthrie was hired by the Bonneville Power Administration to write folk songs for a film about the Columbia River. He spent that month traversing Washington State and writing an astonishing 26 songs in just 30 days. On the 75th anniversary of this historic month of song, a whole host of musicians — including Northwest-based artists Sera Cahoone, Bill Frisell and Shelby Earl — will explore Woody Guthrie’s music and influence, including the aforementioned 26 songs. Other special guests for this event include John Doe, Ian Moore, Tim Easton, Gerald Collier, Dave Alvin and former Seattle mayor Mike McGinn."

First Musical Guest on The Scott Carty Party!

It was an honor to be the very first musical guest on "The Scott Carty Party," a new show hosted by my talented pal Scott Carty featuring "a cocktail, a conversation and a concert." Episode 1, featuring Chef Ethan Stowell, Eric Beindorff of Collingwood Whiskey, Scott, and myself, is now LIVE on the Youtubes!

Check it out right here! https://youtu.be/vHznZjLd-RM

‪#‎CartyParty‬

New Video in the Wall Street Journal!

Remember that terrifying article about "The Really Big One" in the New Yorker? Well, it inspired some art-making, in the form of an "apocalyptic love story" video for my new single "Stay With Me Tonight (feat. The Spectacles)." The Wall Street Journal has the full story and the premiere right HERE

Shelby Featured in Xbox "Rock Band 4" Video at E3

Check out the teaser for the new Xbox Rock Band 4 game, featuring yours truly on lead guitar! The video was a blast to film and it premiered today at E3, the world's biggest gaming conference! 

CHECK OUT THE SEATTLE MET MAG FEATURE & WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:  

Click on the photo to watch the video!

Smooches!

-- Earl

Safeco Field Show Tonight!


I have the unique honor and privilege of playing a solo set at Safeco Field tonight for "Do206 Night" right before our beloved home team, The Seattle Mariners, go head to head with the San Diego Padres. What an trip! Think I can finally convince Fernando Rodney that "Swift Arrows" should be his theme song? :)

Event info is HERE. Pics to follow!

-- Shelby

Roderick's Rendezvous Podcast Appearance

You guys know John Roderick, right? He's the smarty pants who produced my first record, Burn the Boats, and frontman for the beloved Seattle band, The Long Winters. Well, I recently had the pleasure of joining John on his live podcast show, Roderick's Rendezvous, and we had a grand old time! The audio is now up online and you can check it out HERE.

One million smooches,  

-- Earl

Seattle Show This Friday!

We're playing Seattle on Friday! A full-band show! I recommend getting your tix in advance for this one as rumor has it that a sell-out is imminent (And yes! NEW SONGS WILL BE PLAYED!). 

FRIDAY, JAN. 30TH at COLUMBIA CITY THEATER
SHELBY EARL BAND
PLANES ON PAPER ("The Ruins" EP Release)
THE HOLY BROKE (EP Release)
Doors 8:30PM
$8 in advance // $10 at the door
Tickets HERE


I hope your year is off to a wonderful start! 

-- Shelby

Shelby Earl & Band In Entertainment Weekly

We were super excited to see the video for our new holiday track, "We Three Kings," featured on Entertainment Weekly today! The song is an exclusive for Amazon.com's ALL IS BRIGHT holiday compilation. You can visit here to download the song, and here to watch the video!

 

Final Shows of 2014

I'm excited to be back HOME (after an amazing European Tour!) and gearing up to play some final 2014 shows with my band! If you're in the PNW (or Canada!) we hope to see you this week sometime!

THURS, DEC. 4Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA (w/ Field StudyCumulus (solo)!). Tickets HERE

FRI, DEC. 5Railway ClubVancouver, BC (6:30PM - EARLY SHOW!). Tickets HERE

SAT, DEC. 6SPACECRAFT, Bainbridge Island, WA. Tickets HERE

AND, these glorious LIMITED EDITION handprinted letterpress posters by Andy Stewart will be available at the shows this week! While supplies last, of course. Get 'em at the merch table! 

 

 

Hope to see your face this week! 

-- Earl

New Holiday Song FREE on Amazon!

"Imagine Christmas standard "We Three Kings" as rerecorded for a spooky David Lynch film… That’s exactly how this Seattle singer-songwriter’s cover of the track sounds—a wall of reverb carries staccato guitar, rattling tambourine, and haunting lead vocals. It’s ideal for a Twin Peaks-themed holiday season—hallelujah, indeed!" - Amazon.com


I was honored to be asked to contribute a new track to Amazon.com's ALL IS BRIGHT Exclusive Holiday Compilation, alongside heroes like Lucinda Williams, Beth Orton, Brandi Carlile, Liz Phair, Yoko Ono w/ The Flaming Lips, PHOX (+MANY others!). The full holiday compilation is available FREE to Amazon Prime Members, and non-Prime members can purchase my track "We Three Kings" for a mere $.99 right HERE. I hope you'll add it to your holiday playlist! 

And of course, don't forget my original holiday song, "This Christmas Is For Us," which is available on BandcampAmazon, and iTunes

Happy Listening! 

-- Shelby