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Shovels & Rope perform at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
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Newport Folk Festival

Shovels & Rope, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent have spent the last decade or so singing sweetly, rowdily anthemic folk-country music together, most recently under the name Shovels & Rope. But the South Carolina husband-and-wife duo has only recently begun to take off on a national scale, thanks to a string of fantastically stirring live performances and a fine 2012 album called O' Be Joyful.

Seeing Hearst and Trent perform live together — as they conjure images of country-singing couples like Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash — renders them almost impossible to resist. Hear Shovels & Rope perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Saturday, July 27 in Newport, R.I.

Set List
  • "Keeper"
  • "Cavalier"
  • "Shank Hill Street"
  • "When I"
  • "O' Be Joyful"
  • "Kemba's Got The Cabbage Moth Blues"
  • "Forsaken Blues"
  • "Gasoline"
  • "Tell The Truth"
  • "Little Black Star" (Hurray For The Riff Raff cover)
  • "(I'd Go The) Whole Wide World" (The Monkees cover)
  • "All Those Words" (Michael Trent cover)
  • "Hail Hail"
  • "Birmingham"
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