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Two Sheds' charm lies in the direct, personal effect of singer Caitlin Gutenberger's lyrical inventions. Trading equally in the Summer of Love folk rock of Blackburn & Snow (not to mention their magnetic boy-girl carisma) and the coquettish fuzz of latter-day melodist Heather Nova.
- Nathan Baker - S.F. Guardian 3/14/07 - SF Guardian


Guitarist Caitlin Shed sings with a languidly moody delivery that’s somewhere between Jesse Sykes and Cat Power, while drummer Rusty Miller and bassist John Gutenberger kick out a subdued backing that’s quietly engrossing.

L.A. Weekly, May 2-8, 2008 - Falling James


Like Jolie Holland and Nina Nastasia before her, Two Sheds' singer Caitlin Gutenberger swings with traditional tenor and tone: a smattering of dusty cowboy-boot country with a touch of classic jazz chanteuse thrown in. Gutenberger offsets all the old-timey optimism with a bit of deadpan indie rock.

By CHRIS NIXON
- Chris Nixon


"Smart, beautifully crafted indie-rock. A little Lucinda, a little Sufjan, a lot awesome."

Alexandra Patsavas - Chop Shop - Alexandra Patsavas


Rickie Lee Jones-meets-Beck vocals put this indie-folk band in league with the best mellow homegrown groups; the effect is dreamy and captivating.
- Hiya Swanhuyser -S.F. Weekly
5/24/06 - Hiya Swanhuyser


Caitlin Gutenberger takes a folky, smartass approach to the sleepy murmur that Mazzy Star made famous. Think Mazzy Star on the back of a flat bed Chevy truck. Fantastic debut.
- Troy Johnson -
San Diego CityBeat 7/12/06
- Troy Johnson


The critics lay comparisons to Mazzy Star, Lucinda Williams, Cowboy Junkies, VU and Nico - good road signs on the way to Two Sheds, though I’d throw in that it feels like M. Ward a little in a way too. Cool stuff.
- Larry Crane-Tape Op Magazine issue #55
- Larry Crane


Live, Two Sheds comes across like a modern, more abstract wrinkle on Lucinda Williams-style Americana, but the band's debut, Strange Ammunition, adds plenty of color and variation to that thumbnail sketch, with the coolly endearing vocals of singer Caitlin Gutenberger still the focal point.
- Jackson Griffith -
Sacramento News & Review 2/02/06 - Jackson Griffith


There are such a surprising number of excellent tracks on Two Sheds album Strange Ammunition. Gutenberger’s throaty hum clocks in somewhere between PJ Harvey and Cat Power’s Chan Marshall... It goes on and on, each song its own distinct little animal.
- Joe Fielder -Raidio Free Silverlake
8/10/06 - Joe Fielder


Two Sheds opened the night and almost stole it. The young three-piece from Sacramento played slow, anguished, honest Americana, with a surprisingly fresh approach that landed somewhere between the Cowboy Junkies and Nirvana’s Unplugged in New York.
-Nate Seltenrich- Performer Magazine (show review) June 2006 - Nate Seltenrich


Discography

New 5 song E.P. out NOW on Filter U.S. Recordings!
Download it NOW on iTunes.

No Place/Sirens Split 7" Single w/ Dame Satan
2007 Ghost Mansion Records- www.ghostmansion.org

Strange Ammunition L.P.
2006 UnderAcloud Records.
(soon to be re-released!)

We have tracks available for streaming via www.myspace.com/twosheds and our web-site: www.ilovetwosheds.com.

For press/publicity information, please contact:
Christine Ernest / The Planetary Group / 617.226.1019
christine@planetarygroup.com

For booking please contact:
kevin@artisthomebooking.com

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Hailing from the Sacramento area, Two Sheds formed in 2003 when John Gutenberger (bass,vocals), Rusty Miller (drums) and Cailtin Gutenberger (guitar,vocals) began playing together for fun. In 2004, Cailtin tried her hand at writing a song at John’s encouragement, and has yet to stop.

Their collaboration made them realize their overwhelming natural musical chemistry, and Two Sheds went on to record 2006’s Strange Ammunition on UnderAcloud Records.

Their live shows take a different turn than the recordings. Two Sheds tends to go electric most of the time on tour thanks to the addition of James Finch, Jr. (guitar) in 2007 who helped flesh out the sound the band was able to capture on earlier recordings. This has led Two Sheds to share the stage with artists such as Victoria Wiliams, the Chapin Sisters, the Duke Spirit, Scout Niblett, Akron Family and Be Your Own Pet.

After several tour dates on the West Coast and a talked about performance at SXSW this year at Filter Magazine’s “Showdown at Cedar Street,” the band is touring behind their self-titled EP on Filter U.S. Recordings.

The digital-only EP conjures similarities to a vast array of artists — from Mazzy Star to Lucinda Williams, Neil Young to Nirvana. Guitarist/vocalist Caitlin Gutenberger revealed the recording process of standout track “To Be Alive.”

“I recorded it at home into Garage Band through one of those Blue USB microphones, then ran it through my home stereo and re-recorded the sound of it coming out of the speakers,” says Caitlin. “I threw in the sounds of my porch wind chimes and my cat eating cat food – and it turned out pretty neat. I feel like it’s the closet I’ve come to making a song sound the way I hear it in my head.”

Two Sheds will be on tour from late summer and all fall, with a full length on Filter U.S. Recordings to follow.

Two Sheds has played with the likes of: Victoria Williams, the Chapin Sisters, Tim Bluhm, The Mother Hips, American Music Club, Jackpot, Tarnation, Everest, Scout Niblett, Jonah Matranga, Mates of State, Be Your Own Pet, Joan as Policewoman, Akron Family, the Duke Spirit, Kevin Seconds, the Dodos, Emma Pollock and many more.
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