Friday, August 12, 2011

Stuart's Opera House presents Shovels & Rope at ARTS/West

Stuart's Opera House presents Shovels & Rope at ARTS/West in Athens
Stuart's Opera House is presenting a very special show with South Carolina's Shovels & Rope at ARTS/West in Athens, Ohio. The concert takes place Wednesday, August 17th at 8:00pm at ARTS/West, 132 West State Street in Athens, Ohio. Tickets are on sale right now by calling (740) 753-1924 or clicking HERE or, visiting the Stuart’s website at

Necessity is the mother of invention. Less is more. Make it work with what you've got. 2 Guitars, a junkyard drum kit (harvested from an actual garbage heap- adorned with tamborines, flowers and kitchen rags), a handful of harmonicas, voices, and above all.. songs. Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent prefer to keep it simple. They have cleverly managed to take 3 separate recording projects and combine them into 1 cohesive, folk rock, sloppy tonk, harmonized, loose but tight, streamlined audience killing machine. Michael Trent (Texas/Colorado) has just released his second solo album entitled "The Winner", and Cary Ann Hearst (Mississippi/Tennessee) is about to release her second record "Lions & Lambs". Together hey have one duo release "Shovels & Rope" which was came out in 2008 and are currently working on the follow up "Shovels & Rope V.2" in their house, van, and backyard. At the shows, expect to hear a little something from any or all of these releases - while the duo switch instruments and share lead vocal duties. Also prepare to rethink your definition of a live rock band.

Stuart’s Opera House presents Shovels & Rope at ARTS/West (132 West State Street in Athens, Ohio) on Wednesday, August 17th at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now! General admission tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For more information and tickets call (740) 753-1924 or visit the website at