Fifteen years ago, four sisters—Sarah, Hannah, Eva, and Liza—set out to use the artistic genes their mom and dad gave them, form a band, and find ways to blend their seemingly dissonant musical concentrations into one euphonious sound.
And 15 years and 2 full-length albums later, SHEL continues to harmonize their disparate styles and instruments—which include a rotating combination of violins, guitars, keys, pianos, mandolins, drums, beatboxing, and spellbinding vocals—into a flawless amalgamation of folk, rock and classical.
The five of us met before their show at the Hi-Fi venue in the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis to discuss their first musical memories, who they write their music for, and where they like to take people inside their songs. Then the next day, we took the following photos in the Chatham Arch neighborhood of Indy.
UPDATE: You can also see these photos I took of the band at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado.