Wed, Feb. 26th, 2014 · The Cannery Ballroom · $17 adv | $20 DOS

NS2 & Mercy Lounge present

Shovels & Rope

with Hurray For The RiffRaff

Wed, Feb. 26th, 2014

NS2 & Mercy Lounge present

Shovels & Rope

with Hurray For The RiffRaff

$17 adv | $20 DOS
Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm
Ages: 18+
The Cannery Ballroom

Wed, Feb. 26th, 2014

The Cannery Ballroom
Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm
Ages: 18+
$17 adv | $20 DOS
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NS2 & Mercy Lounge present

Shovels & Rope

with Hurray For The RiffRaff

SHOVELS & ROPE WIN SONG OF THE YEAR AND EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT 2013 AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS 

2008 INDEPENDENT RELEASE TO BE REISSUED ON VINYL NOVEMBER 26 

Nashville, TN – The Charleston, SC duo Shovels & Rope entered the Americana Awards & Honors last week leading all nominations with four. The multi-talented husband & wife team of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent left the historic Ryman Auditorium that evening with two of the top honors, Song of the Year (“Birmingham”) and Emerging Artist of the Year. During the ceremony, Shovels & Rope performed “Birmingham” to a capacity crowd and received a rousing ovation. 

The AMA nominated Album of the Year, O’ Be Joyful came out in July 2012 and garners high praise from the press, including Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Associated Press, Filter, Nylon, and more (View Highlights). 2013 has been an even more incredible year for Shovels & Rope as they firmly made their presence known during debut appearances at major festivals including Coachella, Newport Folk, Lollapalooza, Sasquatch, Hangout, Forecastle and Wakarusa. They continue to add to the growing list of sold out shows during their current headlining fall tour. NPR recently posted their Tiny Desk Concert performance (View Here) and the two are the subject of a “Talk Of The Town” feature in the current issue of The New Yorker (View Here). 

Earlier this year, Shovels & Rope made their national television debut with a captivating performance on The Late Show with David Letterman (View Here). They will make their debut on PBS’ Austin City Limits on October 19, as well as their debut appearances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 4 & 11. 

 

On November 26, Dualtone Records will re-issue, for the first time on vinyl, the duo’s 2008 debut collaboration, originally titled Shovels & Rope by Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. The album‘s title was a foreshadowing of what would become the duo’s permanent moniker just a few years later. The re-issue will be titled Shovels & Rope by Shovels & Rope, and will include and a CD copy of the album. Shovels & Rope can be pre-ordered at dualtonestore.com

Shovels + Rope


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Necessity is the mother of invention. Less is more. Make it work with what you’ve got. 2 Guitars, a junkyard drum kit (harvested from an actual garbage heap- adorned with tamborines, flowers and kitchen rags), a handful of harmonicas, voices, and above all… songs. Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent prefer to keep it simple. They have cleverly managed to take 3 separate recording projects and combine them into 1 cohesive, folk rock, sloppy tonk, harmonized, loose but tight, streamlined audience killing machine. 

Michael Trent (Texas/Colorado) has just released his second solo album entitled “The Winner”, and Cary Ann Hearst (Mississippi/Tennessee) is about to release her second record “Lions & Lambs”. Together hey have one duo release “Shovels & Rope” which was came out in 2008 and are currently working on the follow up “Shovels & Rope V.2” in their house, van, and backyard. At the shows, expect to hear a little something from any or all of these releases - while the duo switch instruments and share lead vocal duties. Also prepare to rethink your definition of a live rock band.

Hurray for the Riff Raff


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Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda lee Segarra, a 25 year old Puerto Rican from the Bronx. After leaving home at an early age to travel the country, she eventually settled in New Orleans where she began to perform and record with a revolving cast of musicians. She released two records (2008's It Don't Mean I Don't Love You and 2010's Young Blood Blues) mostly consisting of delicate folk and country songs. In 2011, the UK record label Loose Music (Felice Brothers, Dawes, Deer Tick), released Hurray for the Riff Raff, an album that collected the best songs from those records. The Times of London named Hurray for the Riff Raff one of the Top Ten Albums of 2011. Phil Alexander, the Editor-in-Chief of Mojo Magazine, raved that they

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