Photos – Shovels and Rope at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, April 4 2013
– photos by Christine Redmond
The Charleston, South Carolina folk duo ofÂ Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, aka Shovels and Rope, opening for Lucero at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Thursday night.
Hearst had performed as a solo artist for several years, while Trent had played in the groupÂ The Films. In 2012, the pair released their firstÂ album together as Shovels and Rope. The record, O’ Be Joyful, reached #123 on theÂ Billboard charts.
No Depression said of the album, “From the opening track to the closing moments, the duo break a lot of writing and recording rules. It’s been said that you have to know the rules before you can break them. Clearly they know the rules. Each has released a number of collaborative and solo records. Each has recorded with Butch Walker – a guy who knows how to set a hook and reel you in. So when they break the rules on this CD, it’s intentional, risky, and as fun as rule-breaking out to be.”
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