According to Charleston, S.C.-based "sloppy-tonk" duo Shovels & Rope, its stripped-down setup (two guitars and a "junkyard drum kit harvested from an actual garbage heap") is about necessity. Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent are an onstage two-person band and offstage married couple who have honed their sound into a "harmonized, loose but tight, streamlined audience killing machine." The band’s forthcoming album, O' Be Joyful
, is set for release at the end of the month, but the duo’s reputation is already growing. Shovels & Rope return to Jack of the Wood on Saturday, July 7. Wylie Hunter & The Cazadores also perform. 9 p.m., $8. http://jackofthewood.com.
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