SHEL’s ‘Lost at Sea’ is your Folk Alliance International Song of the Day


The International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp comes to KC February 19-23. To get you geared up for the folk blowout, every day we’re posting a song we like by one of the event’s showcase artists. 

Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza Holbrook are four sisters from Colorado who together make up the folk band SHEL. They’re all close in age – born within five years of each other – and they’re all suspiciously pretty, especially in their videos, which seem to cast them in varying degrees as wood nymphs and vaudevillian characters. Which is kind of how they sound, too. Lead singer Eva has a fairy-light twinkle to her voice, which she threads between flavors of violin, mandolin, bass and cello.

Here is a recent video from the group, shot in Northern Ireland near Dunluce Castle and all the more magical for it: 

For more information on the FAI and the upcoming conference, go here.

See also:

#23: John Fullbright’s “Gawd Above”
#22: Grant Lee Phillips’ “Walking in the Green Corn”
#21: The Carper Family’s “Foolish Ramblin’ Man”
#20: The Black Lillies’ “The Fall”
#19: Ganstagrass’ “Long Hard Times to Come”
#18: Chuck Mead’s “Girl on the Billboard”
#17: Jordie Lane’s “Feet Fall”
#16: The Howlin’ Brothers “Big Fall” 

#15: Jadea Kelly’s “Lone Wolf”
#14: The Sweet Lowdown’s “Red Shift Blues”
#13: The Stray Birds’ “Time in Squares”

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