Photos + Review | Shovels and Rope + John Fullbright @ Royale

Shovels and Rope at Royale Boston
Photos by Boston Concert Photography

[W]e have come to expect great things from a band like Shovels & Rope. They have given us amazing performances in the past, from the days when they were the little engine that could, playing opening shows for Butch Walker, Hayes Carll, or Jason Isbell; to now the inspiring husband-wife duo that delights our ears, eyes, body and soul on two awesome headlining nights at the Royale. I personally got to catch Cary Ann and Michael (I’m on a first name basis obviously) sing their hearts out on Saturday night, and although Cary Ann may have been suffering from laryngitis, the band found a way to play a rockin’ show spanning all three of their records, that even included a few songs from Michael’s fantastic solo record, the Winner. I was so glad they got Birmingham out of the way, and dug deep into their new record, and the songs seemed to have had more vibrance and life, and rocked a lot harder than on the recorded versions. To anyone further along the line on this tour, I highly suggest you don’t miss their live show, it’s always special, and the music comes from a wonderful place, and I think they come out in our photos (below) of the night.