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Old Crow Medicine Show (music group)
The Riff Report: Top 5 Americana Albums of 2014

5. Shovels and Rope � "Swimmin' Time" Armed with a whole lot more than their metaphorical shovels and rope (that's "two old guitars" for those who have not yet been blessed by "Birmingham"), the husband-and-wife duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent burns bright on this third album. Their passion for the music and each other is evident on every track, displaying boundless energy and enthusiasm. Even though Hearst and Trent make great use of those old guitars and such, their voices are their greatest asset by far, yowling and harmonizing with reckless abandon. The territory covered is also impressive, as husband and wife veer from Black...