7/19/19 – PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 7pm show, Buy Tickets
Acclaimed duo Shovels & Rope will perform with Tedeschi Trucks Band at Riverbend Music Cener on July 19 in support of their new album By Blood (April 12, Dualtone Music). Known for their honest, literate and narrative-driven songwriting, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent (aka Shovels & Rope) inject raw and fiercely passionate emotion into the 10 new tracks on By Blood. The husband and wife team have built a reputation as boldly honest, heart-on-sleeve artists who put everything into their craft and their incendiary live performances. View the NPR Music First Listen Feature for more insight.
“…a band constantly in motion, creating fresh ventures to the left of center and never looking back over their collective shoulders.” – American Songwriter
As storytellers, Shovels & Rope create cinematic vignettes built around flawed characters who strive for greatness but are often overtaken by their shortcomings. With songs that portray messages of hope, love, and an unbreakable familial bond, By Blood features the strong, yet vulnerable approach and Southern-infused roots/rock/punk style that has defined Shovels & Rope’s career (listen to “Mississippi Nuthin'” and “Carry Me Home” via Billboard). As with their previous work, the new album was produced by Michael Trent and recorded at their in-home studio, with the duo performing nearly all instruments on the tracks. By Blood is the follow up to the group’s 2016 release Little Seeds, which garnered critical praise including The New York Times, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Paste, Noisey and much more. (View Highlights).
“The duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent display a tightness on the album that transcends typical bandmate cohesion. Married for a decade, the two are perfectly in step on every track…” – Associated Press
10 years in, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent are a fierce little family band and business that show no signs of slowing down. Along with By Blood, 2019 will see the release of an illustrated children’s book based on the track “C’mon Utah” off the new album, as well as their film “Shovels & Rope: The Movie”, turning the concert film format on its head. 2019 also marks the third year of Hearst & Trent’s highly anticipated High Water Festival in their hometown of Charleston, SC. (More Info). In an ever-changing music business and media landscape, Shovels & Rope continue to evolve, exploring new ways to express their creativity while maintaining the highest levels of integrity. Their latest release By Blood just affirms that we are all the better for it.