As far as duos go, you'd be hard-pressed to find one as solid and adventurous as the Charleston, South Carolina group, Shovels and Rope.
With a sweet and rowdy and heartfelt approach to gospel and rock 'n' roll, Charleston, South Carolina band Shovels & Rope return this summer with a new album and a strong first single, "The Devil Is All Around."
With any Shovels and Rope show, it's not just about two skilled performers throwing genre rules in the trash with a multi-instrumental onslaught that defies logic. Two people shouldn't be able to make that much robust, fevered noise without backup, but they do.
Atop a mountain, surrounded by an Arkansas forest, lies the 10-years-running music festival, Wakarusa.
People came from all over the world came to perform and be a part of the SXSW festivities in Austin, Texas this year.
The musicians of St. Louis don't just love performing; they love seeing others perform. And the year 2012 offered hundreds of opportunities to do just that.