Shovels & Rope hitches up to Cargo Concert Hall on Tuesday

Shovels & Rope

Shovels & Rope — Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst — appear at Cargo Concert Hall on Tuesday.

Shovels & Rope. Is this the end?

Nope. Shovels & Rope are Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, husband and wife, a folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina. Having escaped Hurricane Florence, they will bring a blend of traditional folk, rock and country rock to Reno on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Their all-ages show starts at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7. Tickets are $23 in advance or $28 on the day of the show.

They enjoy “eating well, sleeping well, playing well, driving well” and their influences include “good dogs, mama’s records, the smell of fresh cut grass, and the weather.” Except when a hurricane strikes home.

The duo recently released a three-album set dubbed “Predecessors.” It is comprised of Hearst’s “Lions and Lambs,” Trent’s “The Winner” and a third LP with never-before-released material from the band’s archives.

In 2015 and 2017, Shovels & Rope released “Busted Jukebox” (Vol.1 and Vol. 2) just in time for the holidays. With the help of their friends, the duo included some of their favorite cover songs, including Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell” on the first album.

From Reno, Shovels & Rope will head to the Napa Valley Opera House on Thursday, Sept. 20, and to The Fillmore in San Francisco on Friday, Sept. 21.

  • Shovels & Rope
    When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18
    Where: Cargo Concert Hall in the Whitney Peak Hotel
    Tickets: $23 in advance or $28 on the day of the show

About Randy Hashagen

Tahoe Onstage copy chief Randy Hashagen, a former Bay Area journalist, walked away from his career to become a crazy cab driver. He's still barnstorming, but his wing-walking days are over. Lately, he has been watching the world flow through Lake Tahoe since 2012.

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