Shovels and Rope
Necessity is the mother of invention. Less is more. Make it work with what you’ve got. Two guitars, a junkyard drum kit (harvested from an actual garbage heap- adorned with tambourines, flowers and kitchen rags), a handful of harmonicas, voices, and above all.. songs. Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Shovels & Rope prefer to keep it simple. They have cleverly managed to take three separate recording projects and combine them into one cohesive, folk rock, sloppy tonk, harmonized, loose but tight, streamlined audience killing machine.
They have traveled along side Hayes Carll, Justin Townes Earle, Jason Isbell, the Felice Brothers, Butch Walker and Dawes just to name a few notable acts.
At the shows, expect to hear a little something from any or all of their releases – while the duo switch instruments and share lead vocal duties. Also prepare to rethink your definition of a live rock band.