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An Evening With Shovels & Rope

Infinity Hartford


Sat, October 14, 2017
Hartford, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Price: $39 - $50

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Bluegrass / Country / Southern Rock
An Evening With Shovels & Rope

Tix on Sale Aug 4th at 10:00 am!

An eclectic mix of Bluegrass, Indie-Folk, and Southern Rock…Shovels & Rope brings a fun and fresh take on a classic sound and is guaranteed to get crowds clapping their hands, stomping their feet, and having a grand ole time! Come check this duo out in Hartford in CT’s ‘Best Concert Venue’ and ‘Best Place to see Live Music’. This one will be a lot of fun – get your tickets in advance!

Shovels & Rope

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Artist Bio

Shovels & Rope are an American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Combining threads from their individual solo careers, Shovels & Rope blends traditional folkrock and roll and country rock. In 2008 Hearst and Trent recorded and released the album Shovels & Rope as a co-bill under their individual names, not intended to ever create a permanent act. Hearst and Trent married in March 2009 and continued to perform and record their music for their individual solo careers. Hearst released the EP Are You Ready to Die in 2010 and the LP Lions and Lambs in 2011. Trent released The Winner in 2010.

At the end of 2010 filming began on a documentary titled The Ballad of Shovels and Rope about their life as a band. Originally slated for only 3 months of filming, it didn't end until September 2013. After filming finished a Kickstarter campaign was launched to help get the film finished and released.


In 2012, the pair committed to their joint venture and released an album together under the Shovels & Rope moniker entitled O' Be Joyful, which reached #123 on the Billboard 200.


The band made their network television debut playing "Birmingham" on Late Show with David Letterman, January 30, 2013. On September 18, 2013 at the Americana Music Honors & Awards Shovels & Rope received the honors of emerging artist of the year, as well as song of the year for their song "Birmingham". They also appear in and end scene, and provide the episode background music, for the Charleston episode of CNN's Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain.


The Ballad of Shovels and Rope premiered at the 2014 Cleveland International Film Festival. The documentary went on to win Ground Zero Tennessee Spirit Award for best feature at the Nashville Film Festival and Best Feature Documentary at the Port Townsend Film Festival


As Shovels & Rope tour they typically perform a mix of songs from their solo careers and the combined ventures. Their third album, titled Swimmin' Time, was released on August 26, 2014 on Dualtone Records and debuted at #20 on the Billboard 200. On November 20, 2015, Shovels & Rope released a cover album titled Busted Jukebox Vol. 1, featuring 10 cover songs with help from 9 other bands including The Milk Carton KidsShakey Graves, and Lucius.


Shovels & Rope were featured on the song Great Night on the album H A R D L O V E with their fellow South Carolinan folk and rock band NEEDTOBREATHE in 2016.


Some of the songs authored by Shovels & Rope chronicle historical events. "Thresher" from their 2014 album "Swimmin' Time" references the April 10, 1963 sinking of the USS Thresher (SSN-593). "Missionary Ridge" from their 2016 album "Little Seeds" references the November 25, 1863 Battle of Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


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