It seems impossible that South Carolina’s Shovels and Rope is just two people. Especially when the versatile, high-energy alt-country troubadours unload only a couple of guitars, a harmonica and a stripped-down drum kit. But Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst make the most of what they have – they take turns on drums and guitar, alternate vocals and can instantly switch from an intimate folk ballad to a whirlwind of slop-tonk beauty.
$12.50. 8pm. 316 S. Main St.734-761-1818. www.theark.org —SR