Acclaimed Charleston, SC duo Shovels & Rope have released two new videos in front of the October 7 release of their highly anticipated new album Little Seeds (New West).
NPR Music posted the exclusive premiere of the clip for the gorgeous track “St. Anne’s Parade” (VIEW HERE). The clip features actual footage of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent (aka Shovels & Rope) taking part in a friend’s wedding parade on the streets of New Orleans, with a lively cast of characters. Noisey posted the exclusive premiere of the video for the gritty track “I Know”, which features the colorful, but ugly side of a drag queen beauty contest and how competition doesn’t always bring out the best in a us. (VIEW HERE).
As songwriters, Hearst and Trent have earned a reputation as gifted storytellers and passionate performers.Little Seeds is the most personal and socially conscious album from Shovels & Rope to date. The collection reflects a pivotal and tumultuous time in their lives, and in our society, but with the Southern-infused, edgy rock, dark humor and deep sentiment that the duo has become known for. Little Seeds was recorded in the couple’s Charleston, SC home studio, and produced by Trent. Hearst and Trent wrote all the songs and played all instruments.
Little Seeds is the follow up to their acclaimed 2014 release Swimmin’ Time, which received critical praise from outlets that include Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Relix, NPR Morning Edition, American Songwriter and many more (See Highlights). The duo has appeared on Conan, Austin City Limits, PBS Bluegrass Underground and twice on The Late Show with David Letterman.
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Shovels & Rope Fall Tour 2016 
September 29 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
September 30Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
October 3Iowa City, IA – Englert Theater
October 5Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
October 6Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
October 7Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
October 8Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
October 10Detroit, MI– St. Andrew’s Hall
October 11Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
October 13Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
October 14Boston, MA – House of Blues
October 15  – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
October 17Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 18New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
October 19New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
October 21Washington, DC9:30 Club
October 22Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
October 23Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage
November 2Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
November 3San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
November 4San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
November 5Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
November 9Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
November 11Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House of Music
November 12Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
November 13 Missoula, MT – The Wilma
November 15Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
November 17Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
November 18Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
November 19 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
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