2017 album. New West Records.
Shovels & Rope, the husband and wife duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, have always been about what they can create in their own insular world: they produce their own records from their home studio in South Carolina, tour as a twosome and play every instrument themselves.
They released ‘Busted Jukebox Vol. 1’ in 2015, comprising 10 tracks it wasn’t confined to one particular genre, they recruited the Milk Carton Kids for a version of Guns N’ Roses proto-metal ballad "Patience," Preservation Hall Jazz Band for Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" and Walker for his own "Bullet Belt," rooting each version in their signature wash-bucket harmonies.
Shovels and Rope’s ‘Busted Jukebox: Volume 2’ is the second instalment of the collaborative effort between critically acclaimed duo Shovels and Rope and some of their favourite musicians and friends. The ten-song collection again finds the band covering well known songs or tracks they have either performed or arranged with other artists in the past. The album features collaborations with Brandi Carlile, John Moreland, Hayes Carll, Nicole Atkins and Rhett Miller, among others.