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Shovels & Rope Booking Agency Profile

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Husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst make up the folk duo that its Shovels & Rope, based out of Charleston, South Carolina. Blending elements of their individual solo careers, their work is a mix of folk, rock and roll, country rock, and punk rock. Both members play the guitar, keyboard and percussion, with Cary Ann Hearst also playing the drums and Michael Trent playing the harmonica. Hearst released two solo albums and her Are You Ready to Die EP, while Trent also released two solo albums, after releasing their first self-titled album under the named Shovels & Rope. Their follow up joint project, O Be Joyful was a success, making it onto the Billboard 200 and earning them a performance on Late Show with David Letterman. Shovels & Rope were named Artist of the Year, and won Song of the Year for Birmingham, at the Americana Music Honors & Awards. They also appeared in an end scene, and provide the episode background music, for the Charleston episode of CNNs Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain. The duos third album, Swimmin Time, debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200..

How to hire Shovels & Rope for an event

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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Shovels & Rope.

Shovels & Rope's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Shovels & Rope for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate to the price range to book Shovels & Rope, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Shovels & Rope. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Shovels & Rope booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Shovels & Rope for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Shovels & Rope booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Shovels & Rope charge for an event. Also, thier speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the Shovels & Rope agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The Shovels & Rope manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book Shovels & Rope for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Shovels & Rope agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Shovels & Rope, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Shovels & Rope booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Shovels & Rope, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Folk, Country-Rock, Folk-Rock, Rock-N-Roll, Rock-Punk
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