Tape Date: September 18, 2012
E-Chievement Award: Denis Hayes
Don’t Miss This Live eTown Taping!
eTOWN WELCOMES AMERICANA GROUPS POKEY LaFARGE AND THE SOUTH CITY THREE, AND SHOVELS & ROPE FOR LIVE RADIO SHOW TAPING
WHEN: September 18, 2012 / 7:00 PM SHOW (6:30 PM Doors)
WHERE: eTown Hall
1535 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
COST: $18.00 (plus tax and theater fee) / ON SALE NOW
eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome two world-class Americana groups, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three and the roots duo Shovels & Rope, for a very special live radio show taping at eTown Hall, featuring lots of great music and conversation.
Born in the heartland of America, guitar-plucking troubadour Pokey LaFarge has been hitching through the countryside and whisking off to faraway lands ever since he was a teenager. He is a perpetual traveler, constantly in motion while drawing musical inspiration from the heroes and misfits of yesterday, the long lost troubadours of country, the kings of swamp-drenched ragtime and all the legendary bluesmen of the Cotton Kingdom. Accompanied by his band, the South City Three, Pokey uses his booming voice as an instrument with an incredible range. His extraordinary blend of raw talent and refined, idiosyncratic charm turns reviewers into poets as they attempt to label his one-of-a-kind sound.
Joining Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three at the taping will be Shovels & Rope, a Charleston, South Carolina-based duo consisting of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. Shovels & Rope perform as an energetic two-piece band, stirring up a righteous racket with two old guitars, a handful of harmonicas, the occasional keyboard, and a junkyard drum kit harvested from an actual garbage heap and adorned with tambourines, flowers and kitchen rags. Since 2010, Shovels & Rope has been traveling the highways and back roads of North America, logging hundreds of shows and performing for crowds large and small. On stage, Hearst and Trent trade vocals and switch instruments in an instinctive, organic manner that’s simultaneously loose and tight, driving their compositions home with a resonant mix of pensive introspection and celebratory passion. In 2011 alone, they were invited to tour with a wide array of acts including Justin Townes Earle, Jason Isbell, the Felice Brothers, Hayes Carll and Butch Walker, and have accumulated a fiercely loyal fan base along the way, building an audience the old-fashioned way.
More than just a typical concert, each eTown taping is a unique live entertainment event that combines musical performance, information and inspiring conversation. In addition to lots of great music, the event will also feature a special E-Chievement Award story, a trademark staple of each and every eTown taping, highlighting one of the show’s listeners who have gone above and beyond to make a positive difference in their community.