LIVE REVIEW: Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves, Ruby Boots @ Factory Theatre, Sydney (05/03/15)
Alt-Country / Americana / Blues / Gig Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves, Ruby Boots @ Factory Theatre, Sydney (05/03/15)

Ruby Boots had opening honours and showed just why the powers that be at Lost Highway Records have recently signed her as a recording artist. With electric guitarist Lee Jones carving out some wonderful solos and backing she showcased her songs (old and brand new) of heartache sung with a strong country voice and interspersed … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Shovels & Rope ~ Swimmin’ Time
Album Artwork / Album Reviews / Americana / Blues / Country / Videos

ALBUM REVIEW: Shovels & Rope ~ Swimmin’ Time

Shovels & Rope burst through the wall of anonymity with their debut album and now they’ve backed it up with another rollicking, rough and ready clutch of thirteen songs. Their live show gets rave reviews for its rawness and passionate delivery and they’ve bottled some of that here with throat-shredding enthusiasm sidling up next to … Continue reading

Americana / News

NEWS: Winners of the Americana Music Honors & Awards 2013

The 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards were held last night at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and featured performances by Milk Carton Kids, Roseanne Cash, Shovels & Rope, Old Crow Medicine Show, John Fullbright, Jim Lauderdale and house-band leader Buddy Miller, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison and Stephen Stills, guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Buffalo Springfield’s  Richie … Continue reading

Album Artwork / Americana / Country / Folk / Stream

ALBUM REVIEW: Shovels & Rope | O’ Be Joyful

by Chris Familton Country couples have always been an integral part of the genre with the likes of Johnny Cash and June Carter, George Jones and Tammy Wynette and more recently Gillian Welch and David Rawlings mixing business and pleasure. South Carolina duo Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent continue that lineage as Shovels & … Continue reading