Shovels & Rope with Willie Watson to Play Fox Theatre, 11/16
97.3 KBCO Groove Show and Z2 Entertainment will present Shovels & Rope with Willie Watson at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, November 16th, 2014. Tickets are on sale Friday, July 18 for $25.00 for general admission.
Shovels & Rope, the acclaimed award-winning husband and wife duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, has announced a tour in support of their highly-anticipated sophomore album Swimmin' Time (out August 26 via Dualtone Music). The tour will kick off on August 20 in Raleigh, NC with stops scheduled in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, New York and many more. Shovels & Rope has rarely been off the road over the last two years plus. Their live performances are undeniable. NPR Music says, "The husband-and- wife duo's chemistry and ramshackle playfulness make them difficult to resist." This week, the boisterous duo was named one of "20 Greatest Moments From Bonnaroo 2014" by FUSE and The Tennessean said, "If the fan reaction to songs the duo rolled out for their set is any indication, then Swimmin' Time could propel Shovels & Rope even further."
Swimmin' Time is the follow up to the band's 2012 breakthrough debut O' Be Joyful, which received fantastic support in the press, from great reviews to major features to TV appearances to year-end lists. Shovels & Rope took home two of the top honors, Song of the Year ("Birmingham") and Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2013 Americana Music Awards.
Swimmin' Time features 13 new songs that maintain a subtle aquatic theme throughout. New sounds, instruments and characters are introduced in progression while the signature Shovels & Rope songcraft and kindle that fans have come to adore is maintained, albeit a little darker. Swimmin' Time was recorded in the band's Charleston, SC home studio and produced by Trent. Watch the new clip of the album's lead track "The Devil Is All Around", featuring in-studio and live performance footage.
For more information visit Shovels & Rope's website at: http://www.shovelsandrope.com/.