There's something to be said for simplicity. After all, folk music is for folk to play -- not just backwoods ramblers who have nothing better to do than learn how to fingerpick (I'm looking at you, bluegrass.) The 9 songs on Carrie Shepard's debut solo album, The Woodshed Session, are easy enough for me to play -- I don't exactly have a dextrous right hand (ladies.) But nobody can imitate Shepard's voice.
While Shepard may look like she's doing her best not to crack up on the cover photo, the songs on the album are winningly earnest -- sincere, but with a light touch. Whether she's crooning gentle regret on "Warnings" or slinging sassy double entendres in "Train Wreck," Shepard's having a great time, and you will, too.
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