Shovels And Rope / Little Seeds
Album: Little Seeds   Collection:Country
Artist:Shovels And Rope   Added:Mar 2017
Label:New West Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-04-05 Pull Date: 2017-06-07 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Jun 11 May 7 Apr 30 Apr 16
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 27, 2022: Traditions
San Andreas Fault Line Blues, Mourning Song
4. Aug 12, 2018: Hanging in the bone yard
I Know
2. Aug 07, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard
I Know
5. Jul 21, 2018: Hanging in the bone yard
I Know
3. Sep 06, 2018: Hanging in the bone yard
Buffalo Nickel Mourning Song
6. May 19, 2018: Road Trip
The Last Hawk

Album Reviews
Eric Gilbertson
Reviewed 2018-07-11
Fifth release from Charleston based husband/wife team of Michael Trent & Cary Ann Hearst. True to the spirit of their home town, the CD contains several hauntingly beautiful bluesy numbers. It does falter a bit (IMHO) when they pick up the tempo and plugin the fuzz box.

Recommended: 1, 3, 4, 6, 9

1. I Know - Fun uptempo number about a transvestite beauty pageant with Heart's kick drum setting the pace. Shades of Bowie & Mott the Hupple. Really liked this one.
2. Botched Execution - uptempo, poppy & a bit chaotic
3. St. Annes Parade - slow & bluesy, pretty duet vocals
4. The Last Hawk - catchy, uptempo
5. Buffalo Nickel - spooky feel, powerful guitars, too discordant for me
6. Mourning Song - nice, mid-tempo song with great harmonies - recommend
7. Invisible Man - uptempo, Hearst on lead vocals
8. Johnny Come Outside - slow downer song about a man with psychological issues
9. Mission Ridge - Hauntingly beautiful number about a Civil War battle. Great harmonies accented with a lovely mandolin
10. San Andreas - Pretty blues number about migrating to California
11. BWYR - Ode to all lives matter, eg black, white, yellow & red with simple guitar backing.
12. Eric's Birthday - recording from a birthday party. Skip this one.
13. This Ride - Mid-tempo, slow ending with voice over. Skip this one.
Kim Walter
Reviewed 2017-04-01

A husband and wife duo from Charleston, South Carolina, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst represent Americana music to the fullest, blending traditional stylistic influences to create a unique sound. I liked this band much more than I was expecting, esp. # 3, 4, 5, 6, 9**(best, most interesting song), and 11.

1. med – Americana rock with an almost industrial quality
2. med/fast – interesting lyrics/style
3. slow – nice duet, female voice shows some depth
4. med – catchy tune
5. med – strong beat, nice alternating male/female singing
6. slow/med – a memorial song about a mandolin player
7. med/fast – Indie rock vibe- reminds me of X of the 80’s
8. slow/med – interesting story about Johnny, the Golden Boy
9. med – Bluegrass story of young men being slaughtered, but a happy sounding song
10. slow – nice, mellow song about CALIFORNIA
11. slow/med – totally unique to album, spooky; mainly vocals with echoing sounds
12. A quick story about a birth, presumably Eric’s
13. med/fast - song about the ride we’re all on called life

Track Listing
1. I Know   7. Johnny Come Outside
2. Botched Execution   8. Missionary Ridge
3. St. Anne's Parade   9. San Andreas Fault Line Blues
4. The Last Hawk   10. B W Y R
5. Buffalo Nickel Mourning Song   11. Eric's Birthday
6. Invisible Man   12. This Ride