Shovels & Rope is an American Folk group composed of the husband and wife team, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. Other genres the duo fall into include rock, country, and indie. Their instruments of choice are guitars, a kick drum, harmonicas, and a snare among a few other things here and there. The group was originally started to make some cash in the bars of Charleston. They first started touring in 2010 and have been on the road since then. To date, the duo have released two albums. Shovels & Rope was released in 2008 and featured 10 tracks. O’ Be Joyful was released in July of 2012 and featured 11 tracks. The husband and wife team have also released one official music video of their hit song “Birmingham”. At the time of release, their second album O’ Be Joyful scored 123rd position on the top US charts. It was #1 on US Heatseekers, #22 on Indie, and #7 on the Folk charts.