World Cafe Live Philadelphia Presents
Shovels and Rope
Andrew Combs, Mechanical River
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Shovels and Rope
SHOVELS & ROPE
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 and adorned with tambourines, flowers and
kitchen rags. A handful of harmonicas, voices, and above all..
songs. Shovels & Rope 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 entitled "Shovels &
Rope" which 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.
Andrew Combs’ sophomore album, All These Dreams, marks a huge step forward for the Nashville singer-songwriter. Using his gifts for lyricism and wry observation, Combs weaves tales of love, sin and redemption, in a style that brings together classic country and contemporary pop. On this album, Combs continues to carve out his own singular path as an artist, reaching the heights of his Texas songwriting heroes.
"Astral Castle" Out May 27th 2012. Mechanical River is the melancholic and twisted folk project of ex-Working Title frontman and Charleston, SC native Joel T Hamilton. As the Working Title, Hamilton's first E.P. "Everyone Here Is Wrong" was rated 5 out of 5 in Alternative Press Magazine and they also labeled The Working Title, A Band To Watch. The band's next LP, About Face, was released July 18, 2006. On October 6, 2005, The Working Title began the "The Music Is Much Too Loud Tour" with Circa Survive, Mae, and MUTEMATH as an opening act. The band has also been on tour with bands such as mewithoutYou, Copeland, Vedera, As Tall as Lions, Counting Crows, Our Lady Peace and the Goo Goo Dolls. In 2008 Hamilton released his first solo record "Officina" and in 2010 released the critically acclaimed "Feels Like We're Gonna Win" on Charleston label Shrimp Records (Shovels and Rope, Owen Beverly)
With musical influences running the gamut, Hamilton's new project Mechanical River effectively paints the Christ-haunted southern low-country into every song with a then-and-now blend of digital loops, 80s Casio keyboards, swampy effect-riddled vocals, a cigar box guitar and even more traditional instruments like accordion, banjo and fiddle. At the top, Hamilton's voice is both soaring and despondent - crooning a transcendent lyrical portrait of the muddiness of life and love
Live, Mechanical River features Hamilton as the classic one-man band - singing, playing guitar and drums all with the accompaniment of backing tracks. The cacophony of sound is both captivating and surreal.
$12.00 - $15.00
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