John Prine, Shovels & Rope
Saturday, Dec. 3, with doors at 7:30 p.m.
Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St., www.mobilesaenger.com
Tickets: $62.50-$102.50, available at the Saenger box office and through Ticketmaster
The Jewel on Joachim will shine brightly Saturday night as Shovels & Rope open for the inimitable John Prine.
Shovels & Rope — husband and wife duo Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent — use their vocal and instrumental talents to produce a big sound, mixing classic and modern elements of Americana. They return to Mobile with a batch of new material from their latest album, “Little Seeds.” The raunchy sonic intensity of “I Know” and “Buffalo Nickel” contrast with such profound anthems such as “The Last Hawk” and “Mourning Song.”
John Prine is one of the most prolific and iconic songwriters in modern music. For decades, Prine has filled his catalog with memorable songs that truly dig into the marrow of life. His songs have the power to lift his listeners to the bright peaks of happiness and plunge them deep into a dark world of sorrow. From “Spanish Pipedream” to “Angel from Montgomery,” this legendary singer-songwriter never seems to leave his crowd unsatisfied.