Nellie Pearl
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Nellie Pearl

Louisville, Kentucky, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF | AFTRA

Louisville, Kentucky, United States | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Nellie Pearl Releases Their Debut Album This Saturday"

Saturday October 11th, Louisville-based band Nellie Pearl will be releasing their debut album So It Goes at The Tim Faulkner Gallery (1512 Portland Ave). $10 gets you in the doors which open at 8 pm. At 9 the show kicks off with two opening acts – Brent Mathis and The Moonlight Peddlers. Entertainment will also include live art by Vinnie Kocher, who will be painting the album art on a large scale during the show.

Lead singer Jonathon Mitchell named the band after his great grandmother, whose childhood painting, dated 1905, was used for the album cover. She later became a mother, farm wife, quilter, and painter. Jonathon compares his songwriting process to that of painting as well. “When I started writing songs for NP, I decided I wanted to treat my words and melodies like that of a brush and paint. In turn, I wrote more colorfully, sometimes actually describing colors and other visuals. It sent my songwriting in a new direction. I'll never go back.” It isn’t hard for listeners to hear a thread of artistic imagery in Nellie’s Pearl’s lyrical presentations and instrumental tones. Jonathon describes his songwriting as “random and sporadic,” which must be why there appears to be such a natural and relatable quality to their songs. So it Goes was much inspired by the writings and music of Kurt Vonnegut Jr, says Jonathon, including the album title So It Goes, quoted from Vonnegut’s popular novel Slaughter House Five.

So It Goes is a mix of Americana, folk, surf rock, alternative country, and soul, featuring bass (Gregg Manfredi), percussion (Christo Foros), acoustic/electric guitar, banjo, organ, male vocals (Jonathon Mitchell), and female vocals (Rachel Monroe). Saturday’s live performance will also include fiddle by Emily Caudill. Their album was recorded and produced in the Gregg Manfredi’s (bass) basement studio, aka the Cosmic Cave. Having never released any kind of demo or EP since its conception, Nellie Pearl fans are excited to hear their newly recorded works. Fans can purchase the album at $7, or pay $30 for door entry, an album, and a Tee-shirt. New fans can follow NP at or in addition to Twitter and Instagram. -

"The Setlist"

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A local Louisville band is making waves and releasing their first EP under a name inspired by a band member's great-grandmother.

Nellie Pearl is comprised of Rachel Lauren Monroe on vocals, Jonathon A. Mitchell on guitar and vocals, Gregg Manfredi on upright bass and Christo Foros on percussion.

Though the band has just recently come together, they sound like they've been playing forever. With this recent release, "So it goes...", the band uses their exceptional sound to woe the audience.

Check out for more information and show information.

The Setlist is a collaboration between WFPK Music Director Kyle Meredith and WAVE 3 News Producer Laurel Mallory with editing by Zach Vickers. It airs every Sunday morning on WAVE 3 News Weekend Sunrise, which is produced by Ali Hammond. - Wave 3 News

"Great Day Live"

Click to watch the bands performance on WHAS 11 television's Great Day Live. - WHAS 11 News


Still working on that hot first release.



Tearing up the local circuit and sharing the stage with powerhouses Great Lake Swimmers, Jeff Austin (formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band) and the Secret Sisters, Louisville-based Nellie Pearl is setting sail for greener pastures with upcoming album "Lonesome No More!" Already pegged by Peter Berkowitz of Leo Weekly as “a supergroup of musicians… in what could only be described as a sensuous orgy of musical expression”, the general consensus is that it’s about damn time. 

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