The Colonial Theatre Presents: Shovels & Rope

An American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina, Shovels & Rope is composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Combining threads from their individual solo careers, Shovels and Rope combines elements of country and punk rock to create its own brand of raw, American roots music. The duo originally came together when they  collaborated for a one-off album, “Shovels and Rope” in 2008. A year later, the two artists married, and today Shovels and Rope boasts a celebrated discography, featuring releases like 2012’s “O’ Be Joyful” and “Swimmin’ Time.”