The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, proudly welcomes award-winning, indie folk duo Shovels & Rope with guest Matthew Logan Vasquez.
Channeling country, bluegrass, and blues through an indie rock prism, Shovels & Rope deliver an energetic, passionate, and hypnotic sound unduplicated in today’s musical landscape. “Little Seeds”, their electrifying New West Records album, finds the award-winning South Carolina duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst exploring fresh dimensions in their sound with a brace of bold, candid, 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. Last year’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.
2015 was a year of major change for Matthew Logan Vasquez. He moved with his wife, Marthe, from Brooklyn to Austin, saw the birth of his first child Thor, and after a decade since founding his critically acclaimed band Delta Spirit, he finally decided to go it alone for the first time with his solo debut the “Austin” EP (November 2015) and full-length LP “Solicitor Returns” (February 2016).
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.