Shovels and Rope

The husband and wife duo does it again.

Photo by Leslie Ryan McKellar.
Photo by Leslie Ryan McKellar.

Thursday, Jan. 29 – 

Shovels and Rope has emerged as a top duo in the folk-rock music scene. Their music is authentic, as are they, and has been stripped down of all things unnecessary to its purest form. Both Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent were successful solo artists before combining their talents in 2012 into what is, Shovels and Rope and, their newest album, Swimmin’ Time, is full of the same confidence and energy that both talented musicians exude. Their 2015 tour – including special a guest, Carolina Rose, will make a stop, Thursday, Jan. 29, at The University of Central Oklahoma’s Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM@UCO). They will preform on the Performance Lab stage, 329 E. Sheridan Ave., in Oklahoma City at 8 p.m. ACM@UCO is all about giving UCO students a “read world” experience of the music industry and that is just what students will get with Shovels and Rope. For more information, visit