Last night, local sloppy-tonkers
Shovels & Rope shined in the national spotlight yet again when they performed a raucous “Coping Mechanism” on The Late Show
with David Letterman. The doo-wop-rock number is off last year’s Swimmin’ Time
. The last time
the duo visited The Ed Sullivan Theater, they performed their breakout single, “Birmingham.”
We were also impressed that Letterman managed to pronounce Swimmin’ Time
correctly, in his best Southern twang. The long-time late-night host announced his retirement last year, and his final show is expected sometime in May.
In case you missed Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent kick ass and take names, you can check it out here