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Shovels and Rope is a duo belonging to Charleston, South Carolina. The band consists of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. The duo’s usual performances consist of energetic guitar strumming with harmonica in the background. A junkyard drum kit accompanied by keyboard play is often included as well. According to the duo, they had found the drum kit lying in a garbage heap; they rescued it and brought it to life, decorating it with flowers, kitchen rags and tambourines. If you want to attend their upcoming concert, you better book cheap Shovels tickets today!
Michael Trent is a folk singer and songwriter belonging to Denver, Colorado, while Carry Ann Hearst is a folk rock singer/songwriter hailing from South Carolina. Although they have an entirely different geographical background, their music similarities brought them together in 2008. Before that, both were individually performing at different venues and pubs for local audiences. In 2008 they got together without any specific plan of what to do next. All they wanted to do was to create an album together and share it with the world. They titled the record “Shovels and Ropes” and made it public under “by Carry Ann Hearst and Michael Trent.”
Before creating the band Shovels and Ropes with her husband Michael Trent, Ann Hearst had already released two studio albums and got fame when her single Hell’s Bells was included in the famous drama series of HBO titled “True Blood.” The two solo albums are “Lions and Lambs” and “Dust and Bones.” She claims to be highly inspired by Loretta Lynn and Bob Dylan. Shovels and Ropes the album was created by Ann Hearst and Trent in a small house by Folly Beach, where both would get together and create the story, characters and write down the lyrics, discussing ideas and dividing the work.
According to Trent and Hearst, initially they had no plan of touring in order to promote their albums. However, one day when they realized that they are living in a house surrounded by tons of solo and collaborated albums which aren’t getting sold, they decided to board on a tour together and make them sell. Famous for their style of presenting a rag image, the duo claims that they adopted the style on the road and gradually it became their unique identity.
Shovels and Ropes have been touring since 2010 and have traveled across almost all of North Carolina. As of 2012, they have gained quite a big fan following and have received critical acclaim. Their records have sold out very rapidly in the past couple of years. During their time on the road, they also managed to compile and release two of their solo EPs, Trent’s “The Winner” and Ann Hearst’s “Are You Ready to Die.”
Shovels and Ropes have now released a new album titled “O’Be Joyful.” The record was half created on the road and half in the couple’s home studio. It includes eleven tracks written and composed by the duo themselves and released through Dualtone Records. It hit the shelves in July of 2012 and within the first couple of weeks found place on the Americana Charts. The album was inspired more by the music of June Carter and Johnny Cash.
This season Shovels and Ropes are embarking on yet another tour across the United States with more tracks for their fans. The audience will get to listen to songs from Shovels and Ropes as well as O’Be Joyful. In order to attend one of their live concerts coming to your own town, now is the best time to check out and book your share of cheap Shovels tickets before there are none left in the market!