Shovels & Rope On World Cafe : World Cafe A big part of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst's draw is the strength of their emotional bond on stage.
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Shovels & Rope On World Cafe

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Shovels & Rope On World Cafe

Shovels & Rope On World Cafe

Shovels & Rope On World Cafe

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Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope perform at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope perform at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

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Husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst are Shovels & Rope, the Charleston, South Carolina-based folk duo who had big success with their first album as a band, O Be Joyful, in 2013. It won Best Emerging Artist and Song of The Year honors (for "Birmingham") at the 2013 Americana Music Awards.

A big part of the duo's draw is the strength of their emotional bond on stage, with their live set building in intensity as they alternate between drums and guitars. Trent and Hearst just released their new LP, Swimmin' Time, and we'll hear the performances in our live set.

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Shovels & Rope On World Cafe

01Coping Mechanism

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02Save The World

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03Devil Is All Around

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04Evil

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