Shovels and Rope’s Boxcar

by oz on August 15, 2012

Have y’all purchased the Shovels and Rope album we recommended awhile back? O’ Be Joyful is one of the best albums of the year and it’s turned into an addiction for me. I’ve listened to the opening track, “Birmingham,” about as much as any other tune this year – so much that I’ve had trouble getting to the rest of the album.

I was looking at tour dates to see if we could make a session happen or if I could catch them in Kansas City and I found this video. I love their simplicity, their fusion of blues, country and folk, and dear god – Cary Ann Hearst’s voice. Just get to the 3 minute mark to see what she’s capable of.  I hope Loretta Lynn sees this and grins.

Here’s “Birmingham:”

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