February 21st, 2014 at 11:37 am
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: