On Friday, December 1st, Entertainment Weekly (EW.com) hosted the exclusive announcement and premiere of Busted Jukebox, Vol. 2, the second surprise collaborative project from the acclaimed duo Shovels & Rope, to be released this Friday, December 8th. Busted Jukebox, Vol. 2 features the multi-talented Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent (aka Shovels & Rope) recording new versions of a thoughtfully curated selection of songs with a celebrated group of artists/friends.(See full track listing below.)
View and listen to the EW.com TRACK by TRACK feature and premiere, which includes the entire album along with descriptions and anecdotes about each song from Hearst and Trent.
Busted Jukebox Vol. 2 was produced by Michael Trent and features a diverse selection of songs originally written and recorded by an eclectic list of artists, including The Clash, Concrete Blonde, Leonard Cohen, Faith No More, Sigur Ros, The Breeders, Willie Nelson and more. Artists such as Brandi Carlile, Hayes Carll, Nicole Atkins, John Fullbright and Rhett Miller help inject a new energy into these revised renditions of these tried and true classics.
Busted Jukebox Vol. 2 is the follow up to 2015’s surprise release Busted Jukebox, Vol.1, which included new takes on songs by The Kinks, Lou Reed, Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Nick Lowe, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris and more.
Shovels & Rope’s latest studio album, 2016’s Little Seeds received the most critical praise of their career (See Highlights). The duo has been touring and performing to sold out crowds coast to coast almost non-stop since the release. Shovels & Rope will be returning to the studio soon in preparation for their next studio album. Stay tuned. More information on Shovels & Rope HERE.
Shovels & Rope ~ Busted Jukebox II
“Clean Up Hitter”
(Bill Carson & Michael Trent)
Performed by Brandi Carlile w/Shovels & Rope
Performed by Nicole Atkins w/Shovels & Rope
“Do You Love Me Now”
Performed by Rhett Miller w/Shovels & Rope
“Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”
Performed by John Moreland w/Shovels & Rope
Performed by Mathew Logan Vasquez w/Shovels & Rope
“The Air That I Breathe”
Performed by Indianola w/Shovels & Rope
“I’m Your Man”
Performed by John Fullbright w/Shovels & Rope
“Death Or Glory”
Performed by Hayes Carll w/Shovels & Rope
(Faith No More)
Performed by Lera Lynn w/Shovels & Rope
“You Never Can Tell”
Performed by Shovels & Rope