Soon in tunes: Shovels & Rope, Feb. 23 at George’s

February 21st, 2014 at 11:37 am

Shovels & Rope

Shovels & Rope

Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent were happily performing solo. But then they made one album together, a record with the title “Shovels & Rope.” That caused a buzz, and so did the followup recording, 2011’s “O’ Be Joyful,” released under the moniker Shovels & Rope instead of their individual names.

That led to tours, collaborations and recognition at the Americana Awards & Honors event.

The tours continue, including a stop Sunday (Feb. 23) at George’s Majestic Lounge. The husband-and-wife duo will be joined by Hurray for the Riff Raff, a band also scheduled to perform during the Fayetteville Roots Festival in August.

Hearst and Trent joined me for a conference call about the band’s forthcoming album, their new songs and upgrading to a tour bus for this tour, a vast improvement over their small touring van of recent tours.

Read my story in today’s What’s Up! section. [Note: Subscriber content]

The concert begins at 9 p.m. Admission is $15.

Before you go, watch the video below. It’s a collaboration with up-and-coming rocker J Roddy Walston, and it was recently recorded at Hearst and Trent’s home near Charleston, S.C. It appeared on Rolling Stone magazine’s website, which Hearst called a dream come true:

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  • Will Hendricks

    Looking forward to this