Busted Juicebox Vol.3. — Shovels & Rope

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The Charleston folkabilly duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, aka Shovels & Rope, are passing around a box of instruments in the spirit of pre-school music hour for their latest installment of the cover series Busted Jukebox, appropriately titled Busted Juicebox Vol.3.

Four years have passed since their last installment, and while it seems the world has aged 40 years, this release harkens back to youthful days full of whimsical creativity and wild abandon.

The 10-song Busted Jukebox Vol. 3 is a Romper Room-style collective of sing-a-long favorites and naptime jams spanning multiple genres and decades that connect and resonate with listeners of all ages.

The play-date party begins with a simple pick and strum rendition of “Hush Little Baby,” which flows effortlessly into the echo canyon lo-fi beat of the Beach Boys classic, “In My Room.”

Other snack picks include the wide-vibe “What a Wonderful World,” Annie’s optimistic “Tomorrow,” and a soft music box medley of “Everybody Hurts,” appropriately performed by Augusta’s own and current Athens resident, T. Hardy Morris.

As the weather changes and the year rolls on, take some time to spend with all those you love, big and small, short and tall.

– Chris Rucker