Free Music Friday: Shovels and Rope

I decided to bring Free Music Friday back because you need Shovels & Rope in your life.

I snapped a few pictures in between dancing.

I snapped a few pictures in between dancing.

Artist: Shovels & Ropes

Download: Swimmin’ Time Primer

On tour now: Tour Dates

Shovels & Ropes at Rhythm & Brews on March 2,2014 was one of the best shows I’ve ever had the chance to see in Chattanooga. That was nearly 5 months ago so I little hazy on what exactly made me fall in love with the duo that night. Maybe their energetic performance or their killer harmonies or the fact that they can write a damn good Folk song? I don’t know, but they were so damn good and I LOVED every minute of it.  And I almost missed it. Yep, for some reason, I had thought I had already purchased my ticket when I first noticed the show somewhere on the interwebs. I usually don’t procrastinate when it comes to ticket buying; Facebook probably distracted me. When it was announced that the show was sold out, I went to double check my receipts folder in my email. It was then that I realized that I had not. I was heartbroken. Luckily, I was put in touch with someone who needed to sell her ticket and the day was saved. I was front and center that night parked against Rhythm & Brews stage.

Originally the opener for the night, Hurray for the Riff Raff was my main reason for going, I was only vaguely familiar with Shovels & Rope but had known with Hurray for the Riff Raff opening of course the night’s headliner would be amazing as well.  Apparently I had been late on my discovery because both bands made a point to mention they had played in Chattanooga before at JJ’s Bohemia. My concert hopping game wasn’t on point until about a year ago. Anyway both bands are amazing. Don’t pass up an opportunity to see them or you will develop a severe case of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).

Download the sample of their newest album, Swimmin’ Time from Catch them on this tour and be sure you actually pre-purchase ticket, okay.

About Taryn Balwinski

Taryn Balwinski is the boss lady of She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee and loves it. When she isn’t concert hopping, street teaming, or blogging, Taryn works full-time in Administrative Support for the non-profit mentioned in that Macklemore song. She also finds time to eat spicy food and sleep. You can find her up against the rail or on the ADA platform during the show. Yoko Ono’s “Bad Dancer” is her theme song. She started the site as a music themed personal blog, but soon decided the project would be more fun with friends.

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