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25Feb
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8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Sweetwater Music Hall
Date: February 25, 2018 to February 25, 2018
Where: Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, California, United States, 94941
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music
Ticket Price: N/A
Little Seeds, the electrifying New West Records bow by Shovels and Rope, finds the award-winning South Carolina duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst exploring fresh dimensions in their sound with a brace of bold, candid, highly personal new songs.The 12-song collection, produced by Trent at the couples home studio in Charleston, succeeds 2014s Swimmin Time and 2012s O Be Joyful; the latter title garnered the twosome Americana Music Awards for Song of the Year (for Birmingham) and Emerging Artist of the Year. Last years Busted Jukebox, Volume 1 was a collaborative collection of covers featuring such top talents as the Milk Carton Kids, Lucius, JD McPherson and Butch Walker.On the new release, Trent and Hearst as ever play all the instruments and penned the material, which range from stomping rockers to delicate acoustic-based numbers. Many of Little Seeds finely crafted and reflective new songs completed in the late summer of 2015 are drawn from tumultuous events experienced by the couple over the course of the last two years.There were two major changes that happened at the same time, Hearst says. We found out we were pregnant, and at the same time Michaels parents had been living with us, because his father is in the early stages of Alzheimers. Those two things, having the baby and facing the reality that our parents were aging, made this weird, awesome circle of humanity that really just took us out. I guess we were in the crosshairs of human existence. Trent continues, We started putting this record together right after the baby was born. Every spare moment I had I was in the studio doing my best to work around the cries, and Cary would have to sneak up and do her parts when the baby was asleep. Its a funny thing trying to make a rock n roll record with a sleeping baby in the house.Hearst adds, As we were finishing the record and making the final decisions about what to include in it, our good friend Eric was killed here in town. We ended up dedicating the re
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