It aint what you got, its what you make

The Ballad of Shovels and Rope captures the tours and detours of a husband and wife as they create and release the critically acclaimed album, O' Be Joyful. From working for tips to becoming "Emerging Artist of the Year," the two-man family band uses ingenuity and hard work to create something out of nothing.

  • "Be prepared to fall in love with Shovels & Rope."
    WKSU Radio
  • "Best Song of the Year."
    American Songwriter
  • "The cheerful storyline will likely please fans as the narrative juxtaposes the band's hits against the couple's teasing commentary and unrehearsed slapstick"
    Charleston City Paper
  • "Emerging Artist of the Year"
    Americana Music Association


August 18 - Charleston, South Carolina - INFO & TICKETS

September 19 - Port Townsend, Washington , 9:00 a.m. at the Key City Public Theatre - INFO

September 20 - Port Townsend,Washington, 9:30 p.m. at the Rose Theatre - INFO

September 25 - October 9 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Milwaukee Film Festival - INFO

October 5 - Winchester, Virginia at the Alamo Drafthouse - INFO

October 10 - 21 - Portland, Oregon, Reel Music Festival, NW Film Center - INFO

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cast and crew

Whistling a similar tune, the characters in and behind the scenes dripped sweat and wrung blood to independently will this film into being with help along the way of a grassroots, crowd funding campaign. This movie is a testament to the joy of creating something out of nothing.