Shovels and Rope, composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, has been entertaining crowds since its 2012 album “O’ Be Joyful,” was released and quickly became a favorite among the indie music scene. Inspired by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan and the songs of Johnny Cash and June Carter, Shovels and Rope channel country, bluegrass and blues through an indie rock style. Hayes Carll made the music scene take notice with 2008’s “Trouble in Mind,” which quickly made its way up country and indie rock charts. Carll released his latest album “KMAG YOYO” (an abbreviation for “Kiss My Ass Guys, You’re On Your Own”) in 2011 and is currently working on some new songs.
Make sure to check back here every week for the Friday Cheers Artist Confidential video series I’m helping to produce. Watch the teaser above if you still need to know who’s coming. Every week, there will be an exclusive artist interview. Check back next week for our interview with Hayes Carll.
Also, because I’m such a nice guy, I’m giving away one season pass for Friday Cheers and two sets of tickets for this week’s show with Shovels and Rope and Hayes Carll. To enter, post a comment below about your favorite Friday Cheers show, who you think should be playing there, how much you want to see a certain artist, whatever. I’ll pick my favorite post at the end of the day (so make sure to leave a way for me to contact you).