Lolla 2013 Preview: Shovels and Rope

SR-Lead-Photo-SIte1Charleston, SC’s Shovels & Rope (Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent) will make their Lollapalooza debut Saturday, August 3 on the Red Bull Sound Select Stage (12:45-1:30pm) in support of their most critically acclaimed album, O’ Be Joyful. With the release, Shovels & Rope made their network television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman, debut on Austin City Limits and debut on Billboard Heatseekers chart while receiving accolades from a wide variety of press. NPR Music, Associated Press, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, The Washington Post, SPIN, Nylon, Filter, American Songwriter, Relix, UTNE,   American Public   Media, CMT, Austin American Statesman, Garden & Gun and many others have praised the duo’s compelling songs and sweat soaked live performances.

This week, NPR featured Shovels & Rope in Five New Faces Of Folk saying, “On stage, South Carolina singer-songwriters Cary Ann Hearst and Michael  Trent are geysers of goodwill: The husband-and-wife duo’s chemistry and  ramshackle playfulness make them difficult to resist. But listen to  “Hail Hail,” from last year’s O’ Be Joyful, and you’ll also hear musicians for whom a smile is just one way to bare one’s teeth.” Download the track here 
The electrifying road warriors are making their debut on the major festival circuit this year, beginning with a thrilling performance at Coachella to which the New York Times said,  “Of all this afternoon’s young bands, they were the softest, but they  might make the loudest crash.” They won over fans at Sasquatch, Hangout, Wakarusa, & Forecastle festivals, with upcoming festival appearances scheduled at Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits, Voodoo Experience.
Shovels & Rope just wrapped an opening tour for Dawes with select opening shows for Dave Matthews Band. In September, the duo will hit the road for the remainder of 2013 on a headlining tour. For tour dates and more info, visit: http://www.shovelsandrope.com/
Be sure to catch their set at Lollapalooza on August 3rd, on the Red Bull Sound Select Stage at 12:45 pm.
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