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Charleston-based band Shovels & Rope gained even more national notoriety this week with the publishing of Val Haller's piece in the New York Times comparing husband and wife duo Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent to Johnny Cash and June Carter.
Each week, Val Haller, founder of the website Valslist.com that helps adults keep up with new music, matches artists from her generation with those of her 20-something sons' generation. And let's be honest, being compared to Carter and Cash is a top honor in anyone's book.
The band has been picking up steam, fans and critical acclaim for the past couple of years. Cary Ann's song "Hell's Bells" was featured on an episode of HBO's True Blood, a documentary crew is making a feature film about the band, American Songwriter named their opening single off of their latest album the best song of 2012, and now the Carter and Cash comparison.