ONE INCH BADGE PRESENTS: SHOVELS & ROPE
Shovels & Rope, By Blood
As the Brontë sister wrote, “The ties that bind us to life are tougher than you imagine.” Shovels & Rope, the musical duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, embody that bond. Married for a decade, their covenant extends to blood and beyond: as lovers, parents, bandmates, and creative collaborators who can now add the pursuits of festival curators, film subjects, and children’s book authors to that mighty list.
Having released a fistful of albums since 2008, Trent and Hearst have built their reputation on skill, sweat, and, yes, blood. Now, with the tough and elegant new record By Blood, as well as their High Water Festival in their hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, Shovels & Rope: The Movie, and the picture book C’Mon Utah!
Shovels & Rope are primed for their biggest year yet. Accomplished musicians in their own right prior to teaming up for the Shovels & Rope album in 2008, Trent and Hearst have made a career together by seizing opportunities and never resting on their laurels or being complacent in doing something just because.
Support from Jeremie Albino
Albino was born and raised in Toronto, his heart led him out of the city and into the country where a decade of working on farms gave him the space to hone his songwriting – nodding to the legendary blues singers who inspired him, offering a soft and insightful touch with his folk tales, and stomp and swagger through soulful rock ‘n’ roll.
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR MAIN SPACE – KOMEDIA DOWNSTAIRS
AGES 14+ (UNDER 16s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)