Flora to fawn over
Vetiver and Dusty Rhodes and the River Band to Perform
Like its namesake plant, Vetiver has deep roots, is sweet, earthy and soothing—thanks to the mellifluous warm voice and compositions of Andy Cabic. Based in San Francisco, the band has Sacramento ties: Their upcoming release, Thing of the Past, was partly recorded at The Hangar Studios, and their spring tour begins here Thursday night. That’s lucky for Sac, because the music enthralls and endears with delicate string pickings, cello and reed drones, harmonious vocals and rollicking stomps. The new record is a collection of covers by vintage folk tunes and at first listen, it’s clear Vetiver is wearing someone else’s trousers. But after a lap around the track, those slacks get broken in. Unafraid to dabble with a bevy of instruments, Cabic weaves layers of melodic narrative expertly played by his band of dear friends while singing about the simple beauty of nature and the complicated nature of relationships. Prepare to be smitten next Thursday, May 1, 8 p.m. at Harlow’s. 2708 J Street, (916) 441-4693. $12.