Shovels & Rope Ready New Album Swimmin’ Time; View The Track List
Shovels & Rope announce Aug. 26 release date for new album Swimmin’ Time
The ring-of-fire chemistry captured on Shovels & Rope’s 2012 debut album, O’ Be Joyful, turned into a river of accolades for husband-and-wife duo Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, including the No. 3 spot on American Songwriter’s Top 50 Albums of 2012 list — and No. 1 on the Top 50 Songslist for the single “Birmingham.” And now they’re ready to paddle that river again with the August 26 release of Swimmin’ Time on Dualtone Music.
The couple’s energetic mix of country, blues, rock, folk and punk also earned them the Emerging Artist of the Year title at the Americana Music Association’s 2013 Americana Honors & Awards, and “Birmingham” won Song of the Year honors. While they recorded that album — and became a band — as they toured to support their individual efforts, Swimmin’ Time’s 13 originals were tracked at their home studio in Charleston, S.C. Song titles include “The Devil Is All Around,” “Mary Ann & One-Eyed Dan” “After The Storm” and “Ohio.”
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