Shelby Means Trio

Years of Participation

Shelby is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Her work in Americana, country, folk and acoustic bluegrass music earned her a GRAMMY nomination, garnered her performances at the Grand Ole Opry, on NPR, and at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Telluride, and MerleFest. She has performed in 25 countries as an American ambassador and musical educator. Some of her original music projects include Sally & George and Lovers Leap. Sally & George is an alt-country duo with husband Joel Timmons. The couple employs stomp percussion and a single mic to produce a retro surf rock sound that frames their captivating vocal harmonies. Lovers Leap is an Americana quartet comprised of acoustic music powerhouses Billy Cardine on dobro, Joel Timmons on guitar, Mary Lucey on banjo and bass, and Shelby on bass and guitar. Three and four part vocals soar over dobro wizardry and tasty grooves. As a touring and recording artist Shelby has opened for Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, and Dawes and has shared the stage with Brandi Carlile, Lyle Lovett, Holly Williams, Molly Tuttle, Jim Lauderdale, Peter Rowan, Chris Thile, Della Mae, and Rachel Baiman.