Shovels and Rope

Mar 26, 2016
8:00 pm.

Stuarts welcomes back one of our favorite acts to Nelsonville for an evening of music, Shovels and Rope. Stuarts first hosted them at ARTS/West in Athens when they were just starting off to a crowd of around 75. They have played our Nelsonville Music Festival twice, the first time become the buzzed about act that everyone raved about and the second time closing out our main stage on Sunday a few years back. It is not all that unusual for musicians to talk the talk about taking a less-is-more approach to their work, but it is rare indeed for artists to really walk the walk, and apply that philosophy across the board. Over the better part of a decade, Shovels and Rope have done just that, cutting unnecessary frills from their songs, not to mention the very way they live their musical lives. Mississippi-born, Nashville-bred Cary Ann Hearst and Texas-born, Colorado-raised Michael Trent forged singular paths as solo artists before connecting, both musically and personally a?" in Charleston, South Carolina. While they had both had solo careers (Cary Ann earned kudos for her 2006 album Dust and Bones, Michael with his band, The Films, as well as his own solo outings), they quickly found that both their voices, which entwine with eerie beauty in their haunting harmonies, and philosophies matched up perfectly, and a beautiful partnership was born.

Reserved Seats: $25 advance / $30 door / Box Seats: $30 advance / $35 door

Cost: $25-35 per person

Stuart's Opera House
52 Public Square
Nelsonville, Ohio
Phone: 740-753-1924
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