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Shovels & Rope

Married Performers Shovels & Rope Maintain Their “On The Brink of Losing It” Intensity

Husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst are Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, South Carolina based folk duo who had big success with their first album as a band, O Be Joyful, in 2013. It won Best Emerging Artist and Song of The Year honors (for “Birmingham”) at the 2013 Americana Music Awards. A big part of their draw is the strength of their emotional bond on stage with their live set building in intensity as they switch places at the drums and guitars as they go on. They have just released their new one Swimmin’ Time and we’ll hear the performances in our live set.

Session Setlist Coping Mechanism
Save The World
Devil Is All Around

Recent Release: Swimmin’ Time
Release Date: August 22, 2014
Label: Dualtone Music