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Shovels & Rope

  March 23, 2022 8:00 PM
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $30.00
DAY OF: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: March 23, 2022 12:00 AM to March 24, 2022 12:00 AM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: October 22, 2021 10:00 AM to March 23, 2022 12:00 AM
Ages 18+

COVID POLICY: Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test taken within 48 hours before the concert will be required for all guests. Self-administered rapid tests will not be accepted; tests must be lab-conducted.
Also per the Buncombe County Mask Mandate, masks must be worn at all times; they can be pulled down or removed briefly only when actively sipping your drink and then they must be replaced.

“It’s not heavy metal, but in our guts, it feels a bit like Heavy Metal,” says Michael Trent of the band’s new album, Manticore due Feb. 18. Next year, 2022, will mark ten years since Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent released their debut album O’ Be Joyful, the first formally billed as “Shovels & Rope.” That decade included the release of six full-length albums, three collaborative covers albums (Busted Jukebox Volumes 1-3), a curated music festival in their hometown of Charleston, SC (High Water), a musical film (Shovels & Rope: The Movie) and countless dynamic live performances all over the planet. But it was in the rear courtyard suite of the Decatur St. house belonging to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans where Michael and Cary Ann began polishing up the songs that became Manticore. There was a piano in the room and a little desk. There were piles of scattered and folded papers lying on the bed and copious digital ideas in the form of voice memos. And despite the pounding parades in the surrounding streets, it was quiet in the afternoon.

 

Months of relentless touring, partnering and parenting had left them threadbare, and the New Orleans stay was intended for finding time to think while renovations were happening at their house on Johns Island, SC. That time coincided with the last Mardi Gras before the world shut down and went into hiding. Sitting at the piano amid the pile of finished and unfinished lyrics, there was a bittersweetness and exhausted peace that belied the coming tribulations. The Decatur St. house would be the last stop on the year-long assembly line of songwriting on the fly. An image here and a rhyme there, scratched into a note pad for later. The next stop was The Whip, the home studio that was a refuge workspace in their backyard. They got back, put the laundry on, digested the news that the world was closed, the tour was canceled indefinitely, and the only thing to do was go inside. Inside the house, inside the studio, inside your mind and inside your time.

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