Shovels & Rope To Release 10th Anniversary Edition Of Their Celebrated, Award Winning Debut Album O’ Be Joyful On July 29th via Dualtone

Acclaimed duo Shovels & Rope has announced the July 29th release of the 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of their award-winning debut album O’ Be Joyful (Dualtone). Released in 2012, O’ Be Joyful was the critically acclaimed breakout that introduced the world to the exceptional songwriting, emotion and passion of artists Cary Ann Hearst and Michel Trent as Shovels & Rope. Their raw blend of rock, punk, folk and country made a statement and foreshadowed what was to come. The Wall Street Journal said, “Some songs emphasize banjo, fiddle and the raspy country vocals of Nashville-raised Ms. Hearst. On other tracks, the growl of Mr. Trent’s guitar can sound more punk than honky tonk.”

The 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of O’ Be Joyful includes an additional disc that features a stripped down, acoustic version of the entire album that the duo recorded at their home studio during the pandemic. Listen to the new renditions of “Birmingham” and “Hail Hail” HERE. This special edition also features all new packaging, new cover art, new photos and new liner notes written by Hearst & Trent. The two-LP package with limited color vinyl is available for pre-order, shipping on December 9th.

Following the album’s release, Shovels & Rope won the award for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2013 Americana Music Association Awards, while their beloved, autobiographical song “Birmingham” won Song of the Year. The group made their network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman with an inspired performance of the single and went on to garner a fervent fan base with their incendiary live shows and almost non-stop touring in support of the album. Around the same time, the band was the subject of the much-loved documentary film The Ballad Of Shovels & Rope (View Trailer).

A Shovels & Rope show is a highwire act as the couple play multiple instruments, often at the same time. Their fiery vocals offer soaring harmonies with an edge. Hearst and Trent do not look lovingly into each other’s eyes and sing to one another, they sing at each other, each pushing the other to leave it all on the stage every night, and the audience loves them for it. Paste Magazine said “… Hearst and Trent share a remarkable chemistry” while LA Weekly stated, “Onstage, they trade off on guitar, ‘junkyard’ drum kit, harmonica, keys and other instruments, all adding up to a helluva beautiful racket.” See a list of upcoming Shovels & Rope tour dates below.

Click here to pre-order the 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of O’ Be Joyful

For press information about Shovels & Rope, please contact Jim Flammia at All Eyes Media


July 30 – St. Louis, MO – Open Highway Music Festival
August 10 – Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat
August 11 – Bethlehem, PA – Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
August 12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
August 13 – Portland, ME – On The Ocean Festival
August 15 – Portsmouth, NH – Prescott Park Arts Festival
August  16 – Holyoke, MA  – Race Street Live
August 17 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
August 19 – Hamilton, OH – Whimmydiddle Festival
August  21 – Huntington, WV – The Loud
August 23 – Hopewell, VA  – The Beacon Theatre
August 24 – Easton, MD  – Avalon Theatre
August 26 – Tisbury, MA  – Beach Road Weekend
August 28 – Rowayton, CT – Rowayton Summer Concert Series
September 10 – Grand Rapids, MI – Grand Rapids Riverfest
September 15 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond
October 13 – Tomball, TX – Main Street Crossing
October 14 – Utopia, TX – Utopia Fest
October 16 – Fort Worth, TX – Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
October 18 – Santa Fe, NM – Tumbleroot Brewery
October 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
October 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
October 22 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
October 23 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall
October 25 – Eugene, OR – Sessions Hall
October 26 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune Theatre
October 28 – Great Falls, MT – The Newberry
October 29 – Bozeman, MT – The Elm
October 30 – Jackson, WY – Center for the Arts
November 1 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
November 3 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads
November 4 – Oklahoma City, OK – Beer City Music Hall
November 5 – Little Rock, AR – Oxford American’s 30th Anniversary Celebration
November 6 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
November 8 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
November 10 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre