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Shovels & Rope Plot ‘Swimmin’ Time’ Tour

Americana duo readies new album, tours with Old Crow Medicine Show

Shovels & Rope

Shovels & Rope

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At last September’s Americana Music Honors & Awards, Shovels & Rope were the night’s Cinderella story, winning Emerging Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for their Dylan-esque “Birmingham.” Almost a year later, the duo will release their second album, Swimmin’ Time, on August 26th, with a tour launching a week earlier.

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Fresh off their sweaty, sexually charged set at Bonnaroo, husband-and-wife bandmates Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst will bring their bare-bones but energetic show to 17 cities across the country. Beginning in Raleigh, North Carolina — just a few hours north from Shovels & Rope’s home base of Charleston, South Carolina — the trek will hit touring hot spots Philadelphia, Montreal and Chicago, with two shows in Boston. The tour wraps up October 10th in Athens, Georgia. Some of the dates find the duo supporting Old Crow Medicine Show, while others are headlining shows, with John Fullbright also on the bill.

Swimmin’ Time, a collection of 13 new songs, is the follow-up to 2012’s O’ Be Joyful.

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