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Shovels & Rope and Denver


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Sat., April 6, 9 p.m. 2013 21+

Doug Fir

Husband-and-wife duo Shovels and Rope are perpetually on the road. That fact shakes out into their music—dusty country ditties drenched in rock 'n' roll grease. These South Carolinians keep it simple: guitars and drums, making some big sounds. For the past three years, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent have taken on the country, dropping harmonious ballads and boot stompers onto small rooms and overflowing festivals, like last summer's Pickathon. The excellent "Birmingham" (recently performed on Late Show with David Letterman) sounds so worn-in, you might think it's a long-lost gem from the early 20th century. At the very least, it'll make you remember there once was a genre called alt-country. MARK LORE

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., April 6, 9 p.m. 2013
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