CAPLIVE: SHOVELS & ROPE WITH SPECIAL GUEST AL OLENDER
Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, the husband-and-wife duo of Shovels & Rope, have carved out a niche in the music world with strong, roots/ indie/ folk/ rock-inspired efforts like 2012’s O’ Be Joyful, 2014’s Swimmin’ Time and 2019’s fan favorite By Blood. They perform as an energetic two-piece band, stirring up a righteous racket with two old guitars, a handful of harmonicas, the occasional keyboard, and a junkyard drum kit. Don’t miss this one!
Special guest singer/songwriter Al Olender opens the show.
Ann Brontë wrote “The ties that bind us to life are tougher than you imagine.” The musical duo Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst embody that bond. Married for a decade, the Shovels & Rope covenant extends to blood and beyond. As parents, bandmates, and creative collaborators, they can now add festival curators, film subjects, and children’s book authors to that list. Trent and Hearst have built their reputation on skill, sweat, and, yes, blood. Their most recent album By Blood reveals their artistic intimacy. They curate the annual High Water Festival in their hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Their concert film Shovels & Rope: The Movie reveals their rich, meaningful collaboration.