Last week, Shovels and Rope won Emerging Artist of the Year and Song of the Year (for "Birmingham," below) at the Americana Music Awards. They are a husband and wife team who perform Americana folk-rock (or whatever you wanna call it) as a duo. I can't stop thinking about Dolly Parton when I listen to Cary Ann Hearst singing. I wish I had half her sass. She's amazing.
Sometimes Michael Trent plays guitar and drums at the same time.
Sometimes they even swap instruments completely.
Their voices blend beautifully together.
Buy their album, O' Be Joyful. You won't regret it.