The crown prince and princess of the local scene, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst — a.k.a. Shovels and Rope — will return to Charleston for some hometown shows after spending much of the year touring. “I’m hungry to get back home, quiet down, and cultivate this next batch of songs,” Hearst says. “We’ve come to realize that it takes a damn long time to put a record out, and when it comes out, you can already have another batch ready to record. Michael and I both have a ton of ideas. On the road, if you’re smart enough to write those down, you come home in pretty good shape.” (Photo by Leslie McKellar.)

The crown prince and princess of the local scene, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst — a.k.a. Shovels and Rope — will return to Charleston for some hometown shows after spending much of the year touring. “I’m hungry to get back home, quiet down, and cultivate this next batch of songs,” Hearst says. “We’ve come to realize that it takes a damn long time to put a record out, and when it comes out, you can already have another batch ready to record. Michael and I both have a ton of ideas. On the road, if you’re smart enough to write those down, you come home in pretty good shape.” (Photo by Leslie McKellar.)