With the support of Chutters and Sierra Nevada Brewing, the newly renovated Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH is pleased to present a rising star on the indie band circuit, Shovels & Rope, Sunday, September 2.
An American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina Shovels & Rope is composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Combining threads from their individual solo careers, Shovels and Rope combines elements of country and punk rock to create its own brand of raw, American roots music. The duo originally came together when they collaborated for a one-off album, “Shovels and Rope” in 2008. A year later, the two artists married, and today boast a celebrated discography.
Highlighted in Rolling Stone’s Pickathon 2018: 10 Best Things We Saw at Portland Festival, “Shovels & Rope filled out Mt. Hood, Pickathon’s largest stage, with a huge sound that was even tougher live than it comes across on record. Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst seemed markedly larger than a duo, a trick accomplished by frequently switching instruments and sometimes bashing away on drums with a furious purpose. Yet when the volume was lowered and the songs turned intimate, Shovels & Rope retained a sweep that was nearly cinematic.”
General Admission tickets for the 8 PM LIVE! at The Colonial performance are $39; Colonial, Catamount Arts and St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts, Gem Theater and Loading Dock members $34. Reserved Front & Centers seats (available on-line only) are $51. Tickets are available in advance while they last at Maia Papaya Cafe, Bethlehem, or Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury or www.BethlehemColonial.org. The doors open at 7 PM withrefreshments including beer and wine on the patio. For more information about this or upcoming live events find The Colonial on Facebook (Facebook.com/BethlehemColonial), follow The Colonial on twitter (@ColonialNH), visit the Colonial on line or tune in to North Country Community Radio, WZNC, broadcasting from atop the historic Colonial Theatre at 99.9 on the FM dial.