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Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst seem markedly larger than a duo, a trick they accomplish by frequently switching instruments and sometimes bashing away on drums with a furious purpose. Yet when the volume lowers and the songs turn intimate, Shovels & Rope retain a sweep that is nearly cinematic, combining elements of country and punk rock to create its own brand of raw, American roots music. The duo originally came together when they collaborated for a one-off album, “Shovels and Rope” in 2008. A year later, the two artists married, and today boast a celebrated discography, featuring releases like 2012’s “O’ Be Joyful” and “Swimmin’ Time.”

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