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 11May 7Apr 30Apr 16

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