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Published on September 13th, 2013 | by Jessica Mickey


Austin and Avetts: A Double Shot of Shovels & Rope News

It seems like you just can’t turn your head lately without picking up on good news for Charleston’s own Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Between the upcoming release of their documentary The Ballad of Shovels & Rope (with weekly teasers that can be found here) and their first big headlining tour currently hitting the road, the charming duo are winning hearts all over this great nation of ours, including those of North Carolina combo The Avett Brothers.

Today, it was confirmed on S&R’s Facebook page that the two are slated to join the popular Americana/folk-based act The Avett Brothers for their big hometown New Year’s Eve show this year in Charlotte at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Not a bad way to ring in 2014. Tickets will go on sale on Fri. Sept. 20 at 12 p.m. And more info can be found here.

Hearst and Trent are currently on tour in the Northeast, and they’ll wind their way through the Midwest as they head toward the Austin City Limits Music Festival where they’ll perform on the Austin Ventures stage in Zilker Park on Fri. Oct. 4.

If you’re feeling impatient to catch them in action, then mark your calendars for Sat. Oct. 19 —their highly anticipated appearance on the legendary program Austin City Limits will broadcast on SCETV at 11 p.m. Expect casual screening parties at their old local stomping grounds all over town. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of Shovels & Rope’s performance of “Gasoline.”

The duo’s next Lowcountry gig is a headlining slot at the Edisto Island Bluegrass Festival on Edisto Island on Sat. Oct. 26.

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Jessica Mickey

has considered Charleston home since she first moved here in 2001. She regularly performs improv at Theatre 99 and dabbles in stand-up comedy in various venues around the Lowcountry. Jessica has also cohosted morning radio shows on 96Wave and 98X, as well as wrote the weekly column "The Chase is On" for the Charleston City Paper. She can barely play the ukulele Ballard bought her for Christmas last year, but after a couple of drinks, she can sing the shit out of some karaoke.

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