Comprised of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, Shovels and Rope combine rock, traditional folk, country rock, and punk rock. Their latest release, Little Seeds, was produced by Trent at the couple’s home studio. Song titles include “Botched Execution,” “Mourning Song,” and “The Last Hawk,” and the subject matter ranges from Alzheimer’s disease (“Invisible Man”) to over-medicating children (“Johnny Come Outside”) to racial unity (“BWYR”). One might think Little Seeds is a hopeless and depressing work, which would be highly inaccurate. Shovels & Rope’s penchant for writing literate, Southern Gothic infused songs that exude a dark humor, deep sentiment and the celebration of the genuine, quirky and beautiful things in life has never shined brighter than it does on Little Seeds.
To learn more about Shovels and Rope, visit their website.
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