Here’s the thing about Shovels and Rope: Their success is our success. Yes, that may sound silly, but each time the husband-and-wife duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst reach a new career high point, well, it’s like the Holy City did too. And right now, everyone in Charleston is on one heckuva high. While we don’t think Shovels and Rope have peaked, they’ve reached the summit time and time again, perhaps most notably with their recent appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. When the rambling, roots-rocking couple took the stage, they wowed the audience with a powerhouse performance of their single “Birmingham.” If you haven’t seen a clip, head ye to the internets now. All hail Cary Ann and Michael.