Moody country with a warm, sweet feel is Two Sheds
stock in trade. A shuffling beat, philosophical lyrics, and ringing guitars plus string instruments and maybe a Rhodes or SK1 keyboard is what the Sacaramento quartet does best. Singer and tunesmith Caitlin Gutenberger is the anchor, as she stretches syllables and allows the occasional raspy edge on her voice. Slightly mumbly, pitched low, and entirely relaxed and in command, her delivery makes people think of Mazzy Star. But would Mazzy Star write a song called WTF? Theres just something about pretty guitar players swearing languidly.
Two Sheds and Honey open for Adam Stephens.
Wed., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., 2009