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Performer's Picks: Cary Anne Hearst from Shovels & Rope


The South Carolina folk duo Shovels & Rope performs at Jazz Fest Saturday (4:20 p.m.-5:35 p.m., Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage). Cary Anne Hearst grew up in Mississippi and she and husband/bandmate Michael Trent have long been fond of New Orleans music (see "Shovels & Rope," p. 27). Here are some of the acts Hearst would like to see while at Jazz Fest.

April 26
Savoy Family Cajun Band
(1:35 p.m. Fais Do-Do Stage)
"I want to see the Savoy Family Band. I've always liked talking to Ann Savoy. They've not only been a band forever, but they raised their kids, and now their kids are in the band. It's the ultimate mom-and- pop operation."

April 26
Big Chief Keke and the Comanche Hunters
(12:35 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Jazz & Heritage Stage)

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles
(3 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Jazz & Heritage Stage)
"We were scheduled to fly in Friday and leave Sunday morning after our performances. When we realized we didn't have to go anywhere, we were going to stay an extra day. We're just going to knock around the festival. I've never seen Mardi Gras Indian music before, and there's a bunch of it going on Sunday."

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