Shovels and Rope is an Americana folk band from Charleston, S.C., and the members of the band, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, are married. Hearst plays the drums, harmonica, guitar, percussion, keyboard and provides lead and backing vocals. Trent plays the keyboard, drums, guitar, percussion, harmonica and provides lead and backing vocals. Both Hearst and Trent have solo music careers as well, and the band's music blends rock and roll, country rock and traditional folk. Shovels and Rope has a unique live presence that captivates fans with its musical excellence.
Shovels and Rope: Married to the Music
Both Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent began their music careers by touring as solo artists. Cary Ann Hearst was born in 1979 in Mississippi and spent her childhood in Nashville, Tenn., while Michael Trent grew up in Denver. Hearst began playing music in local clubs and bars around Nashville.In 2002, Hearst and Trent met each other while on tour and began playing shows together alongside bands like Jump Little Children. In 2008, Shovels and Rope released its self-titled debut album. Hearst and Trent then married each other in 2009. In 2010, the couple began filming a documentary, The Ballad of Shovels and Rope, which focused on the couple's life together while playing in the band. The documentary was finished in 2013 and premiered at the Cleveland International Film Festival. In 2014, The Ballad of Shovels and Rope won the award for best feature at the Nashville Film Festival. In 2012, Shovels and Rope released an album, O' Be Joyful through Dualtone Records. O' Be Joyful plateaued at No. 123 on the Billboard 200 chart. Shovels and Rope released its third album, Swimmin' Time in 2014 and its most recent album, The Wire, in 2019. The band debuted its first concert film, Shovels & Rope: The Movie, at the 2019 Charleston Film Festival.
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Where is Shovels and Rope playing?
Shovels and Rope is playing all across the United States in the fall of 2019. StubHub provides a full itinerary of the band's tour, and you can see if it is visiting a city near you.
What are Shovels and Rope's most popular songs?
Shovels and Rope's most popular songs include "Birmingham," "The Devil is All Around," "Botched Execution," "St. Anne's Parade" and "I Know". Shovels and Rope tour setlists evolve as each tour goes on. The band often performs a combination of songs from both members' solo careers and the Shovels and Rope catalog.
What television shows has Shovels and Rope performed on?
Shovels and Rope performed on television for the first time in 2012 on the Late Show with David Letterman. The band is also known for developing films that reflect its development and concert performances suitable for theater or television screenings.
What awards has Shovels and Rope won?
Shovels and Rope has won two awards from the Americana Music Association. The band won awards for Emerging Artist of the Year and Song of the Year in 2013. In the same year, the band was also nominated as Duo/Group of the Year. In 2015, Shovels and Rope was nominated for another Americana Music Association award for Duo/Group of the Year.
Which performers has Shovels and Rope collaborated with?