Monday Morning Music – Shovels & Rope

O' Be Joyful! isn't just the name of Shovels & Rope's latest album, it's also how I feel when I listen to their earthy, raucous rock-n-roll. They're a two-piece combo consisting of Michael Trent from Texas and Cary Ann Hearst from Tennessee. They don't like labeling their music, but if you had to describe it... Continue Reading →

Love, Italian style

Spring is bursting with new music and I’m like a kid in a candy store (make that HMV) these days, indulging in all these great tunes. Top of my list is a record that actually isn’t out yet, but one I’ve been enjoying via NPR’s First Listen: Album Previews. It’s called Rome and it’s a... Continue Reading →

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