Shovels & Rope
2022 will mark ten years since Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent – billed as Shovels & Rope – combined threads of traditional folk, country and rock and released their debut album. That decade included the release of six full length albums, three collaborative covers albums a curated music festival in their hometown of Charleston, SC, a musical film and countless dynamic live performances all over the planet. The songs and stories that make up their forthcoming album Manticore are visceral, bold and at times deeply personal. And while all those adjectives could be used to describe the duo, this time around it rings true in a way that hits differently – or at least harder.