Shovels and Rope’s surprise show

Charleston, SC-based Shovels and Rope just announced a surprise performance tonight at Jack of the Wood. The duo played Jack of the Wood early this year as part of a special Valentine’s Day show. They return in support of their upcoming (July 31) release of O’ Be Joyful.

According to a press release, “In 2011 alone, Shovels and Rope logged over 200 dates, touring with Justin Townes Earle, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, the Felice Brothers, Hayes Carll and Butch Walker. They perform as an energetic two-piece band, stirring up a righteous racket with two old guitars, a handful of harmonicas, the occasional keyboard, and a junkyard drum kit (harvested from an actual garbage heap)  adorned with tambourines, flowers and kitchen rags.”

10 p.m. showtime (following singer-songwriters in the round featuring Dave Desmelik and Paul Cataldo), $7. Barons of Tang also perform.

Watch a montage for O’ Be Joyful here:


Image from Shovels and Rope’s Facebook page.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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