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.

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  • "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

screenings

November 21 - Columbia, South Carolina at the Nickelodeon - INFO & TICKETS

December 1 - Winchester, Virginia, 7:30pm at Alamo Drafthouse - INFO & TICKETS

December 6 - Chicago, Illinois, 7:30pm at the Tonic Room - TICKETS

December 17 - Richmond, Virginia, 7:30pm at Regal Westhampton 2- INFO & TICKETS

January 8 - Houston, Texas, 6:30pm at AMC Gulf Pointe 30 - INFO

 

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.