812.323.3020 114 E Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408
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Shovels & Rope

Presented by: BCT Presents

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Orchestra Pit: $32.50

Orchestra & Lower Balcony: $27.50

Upper Balcony: $22.50

Showtimes

Wednesday, October 4th 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Description

Photo of Shovels & ropeShovels & Rope is an award-winning American folk duo composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Both enjoy successful solo careers but as a duo they combine their influences to perform traditional folk, rock and roll, and country rock.

Little Seeds, their electrifying new album, explores fresh dimensions in their sound through candid and highly personal new songs. The 12-song collection, produced by Trent at the couple’s home studio in Charleston, succeeds 2014’s Swimmin’ Time and 2012’s O’ Be Joyful. The latter title garnered the twosome Americana Music Awards for Song of the Year (for “Birmingham”) and Emerging Artist of the Year. 2015’s Busted Jukebox, Volume 1 was a collaborative collection of covers featuring such top talents as the Milk Carton Kids, Lucius, JD McPherson, and Butch Walker.

On Little Seeds, Trent and Hearst play all the instruments and penned all the songs, which range from stomping rockers to delicate acoustic-based numbers. Many of these new songs are drawn from tumultuous events experienced by the couple in recent years. “There were two major changes that happened at the same time,” Hearst says. “We found out we were pregnant, and at the same time Michael’s parents had been living with us, because his father is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Those two things, having the baby and facing the reality that our parents were aging, made this weird, awesome circle of humanity that really just took us out. I guess we were in the crosshairs of human existence.” Trent continues, “We started putting this record together right after the baby was born. Every spare moment I had I was in the studio doing my best to work around the cries, and Cary would have to sneak up and do her parts when the baby was asleep. It’s a funny thing trying to make a rock ‘n roll record with a sleeping baby in the house.”

Doors will open for this reserved seating show at 7:30. There will be no opening performer.

The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block off the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy may be taken into the auditorium. Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs. Please contact the box office at 812.323.3020 to purchase those seats. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

BCT Presents strives to bring diverse, high-quality, nationally-touring performers to the stage each year. The series also occasionally includes  classic films.

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