SHEL Strong Than My Fears

We love SHEL music!

Putting together a film festival is kind of liking making a beautiful meal. Every ingredient has to stand on it’s own while working together with the other elements to create something new, delicious and memorable. Jennie and I travelled to the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival in Colorado over Memorial Day weekend in search of the final few films that would complete our festival program. We found exactly what we were looking for in Equal Footing, Operation Moffatt and Wasfia and were thrilled to meet the directors and subjects of each of the films in person.

At that point, we could have left satisfied but there was one more magical ingredient in store for us when we heard SHEL perform their gorgeous song, Stronger Than My Fears under the stars.  This delightful group of four musicians (and sisters) stole our hearts with their charm, energy and sound. We instantly had our hearts set on using the song as the music for our festival trailer and were thrilled when Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza Holbrook (whose first initials comprise the acronym for the group’s name) generously agreed to allow us to use it as our festival anthem.  It’s been said that “SHEL is a must-know young band for anyone who wants to keep up with tomorrow’s greats.” We completely agree!

If all this talk of music and films in the mountains has you wishing you had been there, I have very good news. The music and the films are coming to the San Francisco Bay Area.

SHEL will be performing at the always free-admission Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival on September 30 – October 2, 2016 in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Look for us down in front, we’ll be wearing our festival t-shirts and singing along at the top of our lungs!

Mountain Film on Tour comes to the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley this Thursday- Sunday, September 15-18 where you can catch encores of our short film Audience Award winner, Operation Moffat along with Wasfia and Equal Footing.  If you loved Luchadora, be sure to check out Wrestling Cholita. We also recommend the feature film, Sierra Quititquit: How Did I Get Here, which chronicles the journey of a young woman balancing extraordinary athleticism, life as a professional model and deep devotion to her family.




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