Thu, Feb. 7th, 2013 · Mercy Lounge · $12

Shovels + Rope

with Andrew Combs

Thu, Feb. 7th, 2013

Shovels + Rope

with Andrew Combs

$12
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm
Ages: 18+
Mercy Lounge

Thu, Feb. 7th, 2013

Mercy Lounge
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm
Ages: 18+
$12
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Shovels + Rope

with Andrew Combs

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.

Andrew Combs


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Andrew Combs is a songwriter, guitarist, and singer who lives in Nashville. His music is equal parts rough-and-tumble '60s Chicago blues, Planet Waves-era Dylan, and vintage Nashville folk. His band's live show was once described as a cross between Merle Haggard’s stripped-down country rock and the tightly wound garage punk of Detroit’s MC5. They call it “country soul swag,” and you should too.