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The Lumineers, Shovels & Rope play ACL

Friday, October 18, 2013 – The Lumineers and Shovels & Rope make their Austin City Limits debuts on Oct. 19.

Denver's Lumineers perform their breakthrough hits including Ho Hey and Stubborn Love while Charleston, S.C.'s Shovels & Rope perform songs from its debut "O' Be Joyful."

Leading off the hour is The Lumineers, the rootsy folk-rock trio of Ho Hey fame.

"There's more to The Lumineers than just the song that seemed to have the whole world singing along to this year," said ACL executive producer Terry Lickona. "There aren't many bands that can engage an audience the way they do and watching their ACL performance is the next best thing to being there."

The second half of the episode introduces Shovels & Rope, the husband and wife roots duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. The pair channel country, bluegrass and blues to create folk music. The duo won big at September's Americana Music Awards, taking home top honors for Emerging Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.

"It doesn't get more basic than Shovels & Rope," said Lickona, "but they rock out more than a stage full of musicians, and there's something refreshingly authentic about their live performance that just makes you feel good."

The Lumineers will play Submarines, Ho Hey, Classy Girls, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Charlie Boy and Stubborn Love.

Shovels & Rope will play Tell the Truth, Shank Hill Street, Boxcar, Gasoline, Hollowpoint Blues and Hail Hail.

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Little Seeds CD review - Little Seeds
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Busted Jukebox Vol. 1 CD review - Busted Jukebox Vol. 1
Leave it to Americana duo Shovels and Rope to release one of the better albums of the second half of 2015! And all with the help of some classic tunes and a bevy of friends to help them out. It ends up being an extremely fun, breezy romp through songs that shouldn't sound as perky as they do. Yet after the initial moments of Neil Young's "Unknown Legend" with Shakey Graves assisting them, the listener gets the sense they've fallen into something well worth repeated listens. »»»
O' Be Joyful
Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, the South Carolina duo that refer to themselves somewhat obliquely as Shovels and Rope, make a decidedly assertive impression with "O' Be Joyful," their first foray on an actual record label and first effort to gain noticeable acclaim. Relying on no more than a pair of guitars, rudimentary percussion, harp and only an occasional keyboard, they create a vivid down home impression that incorporates elements of folk, country, bluegrass, primal rock »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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