On Saturday, August 18th don’t miss Shovels & Rope at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, WV. They are an American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Combining threads from their individual solo careers, Michael and Cary blend traditional folk, rock and roll, and country rock.
The band made their network television debut playing “Birmingham” on Late Show with David Letterman, January 30, 2013. On September 18, 2013 at the Americana Music Honors & Awards Shovels & Rope received the honors of emerging artist of the year, as well as song of the year for their song “Birmingham”. They also appear in an end scene, and provide the episode background music, for the Charleston episode of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.