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I first started listening to Shovels and Rope over a year ago when I heard them on WTMD. (Which, if you're a Marylander, you need to be listening to. They play the best stuff. I'm constantly Shazam-ing their songs.) Cary Ann and Michael put a new spin on folk-rock. They each played their own music before deciding to combine it, and I think that was the best decision ever. And even better, they got married! The sappy part of me always gets excited for musicians who start off in a band and end up together. Le sigh.
Their new album Swimmin' Time is coming out next week on August 26... don't miss it!