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Shovels & Rope

November 30th, -0001

Formed:
Charleston, SC

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'10s






Shovels & Rope

Biography

Charleston, South Carolina-based indie folk duo Shovels & Rope consist of married singer/songwriters Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Like Trent, who also played with the indie rock band the Films, Hearst had spent the years prior pursuing a solo career, utilizing her raw yet melodious and expressive voice to deliver a handful of albums, one of which landed a single, "Hell's Bells," in the 2010 season of True Blood. Inspired by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, the Cramps, and the soulful harmonies of Johnny Cash and June Carter, the pair provided tour support for like-minded artists such as Justin Townes Earle, Hayes Carll, and the Felice Brothers before heading into the studio to lay down the tracks for their debut. The resulting O' Be Joyful, which channeled country, bluegrass, and blues through a nervy, indie rock prism, was released in 2012. The album fared well with critics and roots music fans, and at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards, Shovels & Rope were named Best Emerging Artist. The duo's second album, Swimmin' Time, was released in August 2014. . Charleston, South Carolina-based indie folk duo Shovels & Rope consist of married singer/songwriters Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Like Trent, who also played with the indie rock band the Films, Hearst had spent the years prior pursuing a solo career, utilizing her raw yet melodious and expressive voice to deliver a handful of albums, one of which landed a single, "Hell's Bells," in the 2010 season of True Blood. Inspired by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, the Cramps, and the soulful harmonies of Johnny Cash and June Carter, the pair provided tour support for like-minded artists such as Justin Townes Earle, Hayes Carll, and the Felice Brothers before heading into the studio to lay down the tracks for their debut. The resulting O' Be Joyful, which channeled country, bluegrass, and blues through a nervy, indie rock prism, was released in 2012. The album fared well with critics and roots music fans, and at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards, Shovels & Rope were named Best Emerging Artist. The duo's second album, Swimmin' Time, was released in August 2014.

Top Albums


1. Swimmin' Tim..
O' Be Joyful (Deluxe Edition), Shovels & Rope
2. O' Be Joyful..
O' Be Joyful, Shovels & Rope
3. O' Be Joyful
Swimmin' Time, Shovels & Rope
4. Swimmin' Tim..
Johnny 99 - Single, Shovels & Rope
5. Johnny 99 - ..
Young Love (feat. Shovels & Rope & Cary Ann Hearst) - Single, Carey Murdock
6. Young Love (..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
BirminghamO' Be Joyful4:00$1.29
2.
Devil Is All AroundSwimmin' Time4:02$1.29
3.
Bad Luck (Bonus Track)O' Be Joyful (Deluxe Ed..2:58$1.29
4.
Gasoline (Bonus Track)O' Be Joyful (Deluxe Ed..2:37$1.29
5.
Boxcar (Bonus Track)O' Be Joyful (Deluxe Ed..4:00$1.29
6.
This Means WarO' Be Joyful (Deluxe Ed..5:19$1.29
7.
CavalierO' Be Joyful (Deluxe Ed..4:03$1.29
8.
Kemba's Got the Cabbage Moth Blu..O' Be Joyful (Deluxe Ed..2:24$1.29
9.
Lay LowO' Be Joyful (Deluxe Ed..4:04$1.29
10.
Hail HailO' Be Joyful (Deluxe Ed..3:46$1.29
11.
O' Be JoyfulO' Be Joyful (Deluxe Ed..2:28$1.29
12.
BirminghamO' Be Joyful (Deluxe Ed..4:00$1.29
13.
Oh Lonely (Bonus Track)Swimmin' Time (Deluxe V..4:18$1.29
14.
Mary Ann & One Eyed DanSwimmin' Time (Deluxe V..3:15$1.29
15.
OhioSwimmin' Time (Deluxe V..5:02$1.29
16.
Stono River BluesSwimmin' Time (Deluxe V..3:14$1.29
17.
Swimmin’ TimeSwimmin' Time (Deluxe V..3:59$1.29
18.
Fish AssassinSwimmin' Time (Deluxe V..1:23$1.29
19.
After the StormSwimmin' Time (Deluxe V..6:22$1.29
20.
EvilSwimmin' Time (Deluxe V..5:27$1.29
21.
Devil Is All AroundSwimmin' Time (Deluxe V..4:02$1.29
22.
ThresherSwimmin' Time6:57$1.29
23.
Save the WorldSwimmin' Time2:49$1.29
24.
Mary Ann & One Eyed DanSwimmin' Time3:15$1.29
25.
OhioSwimmin' Time5:02$1.29

Top Music Videos

Devil Is All Around, Shovels & Rope
1. Devil Is All ...
Birmingham, Shovels & Rope
2. Birmingham
Birmingham, Shovels & Rope
3. Birmingham


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