Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent are my favorite couple in the world. They’re adorable, talented and basically the nicest people possible. As a solo artist, Cary Ann is extremely talented: Hell’s Bells being one of my favorites (yep, Michael is also the man in that video. They melt my heart) Trent is formerly the lead singer of the Films who I adored in college. ’Come on’ and ‘Black Shoes’ were my anthems. (The line “it was a god-awful scene/at the bar down on King” still makes me nostalgic for King Street in Charleston.) The EP versions of these songs were perfect: raw, voice-cracking, hard-rocking songs; but I think they lost some of their magic in the over-polished album versions. The EP versions remain some of my all-time favorite songs in the world…but I digress. Anyway, now Cary Ann and Michael are married and play together as Shovels and Rope. Today I found out that they have an upcoming documentary. I will be watching it.
Cary Ann is a firecracker; I don’t know how else to describe her.