Little Seeds, the electrifying New West Records bow by Shovels and Rope, finds the Award-winning South Carolina duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, exploring fresh dimensions in their sound with a brace of bold, candid, highly personal new songs.
The 12-song collection, produced by Trent at the couple’s home studio in
Charleston, succeeds 2014’s Swimmin’ Time and 2012’s O’ Be Joyful; the latter title
garnered the twosome Americana Music Awards for Song of the Year (for
“Birmingham”) and Emerging Artist of the Year. Last year’s Busted Jukebox, Volume
1 was a collaborative collection of covers featuring such top talents as the Milk
Carton Kids, Lucius, JD McPherson and Butch Walker.
On the new release, Trent and Hearst, as ever, play all the instruments and penned
the material, which range from stomping rockers to delicate acoustic-based
numbers. Many of Little Seeds’ finely crafted and reflective new songs – completed
in the late summer of 2015 -- are drawn from tumultuous events experienced by the
couple over the course of the last two years.
“There were two major changes that happened at the same time,” Hearst says. “We
found out we were pregnant, and at the same time Michael’s parents had been living
with us, because his father is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Those two things,
having the baby and facing the reality that our parents were aging, made this weird,
awesome circle of humanity that really just took us out. I guess we were in the
crosshairs of human existence.”
JaM Cellars Ballroom is UPSTAIRS at The Napa Opera House
General Admission and STANDING room only. No seating available.
Each person does require a ticket for entry. We welcome ages 8+ with children under 16 accompanied by an adult. No Babes in Arms.
No Refunds. No professional cameras or outside food and drink.
There is dining available downstairs in the Blue Note. There is a Bar available for drink purchases up and downstairs. Patrons attending a show upstairs in the Ballroom are welcome to dine in the restaurant starting at 5:30 pm, if available.
Due to the historic nature of the Ballroom, there are no bathrooms located upstairs. Facilities are located downstairs around the Blue Note Club and are accessible via stairs or the elevator.
Any special needs or accommodation requests, please call our Box Office.
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Jam Cellars Ballroom in the Margrit Mondavi Theatre is located UPSTAIRS in the historic Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559 / Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm)