Short's second album is steeped in reflection. Memories of people and places from her past course through the 11 songs. "I've always been like that," says Short. "But leaving everything I knew really got me thinking." The CD includes appearances by musicians who've accompanied indie darlings Bright Eyes, Pine Top Seven, and M. Ward. Consequently, the sound is more refined than it was on 2003's demo-like debut, Oh Say Little Doggies, Why?, which Short maintains "wasn't even supposed to be a record. They were just songs I wanted to get down." On Captain Wild Horse, a bassist, drummer, violinist, and trumpet player join the mix. "I knew I wanted to make a record this time," she says.
Sat., Feb. 25, 9:30 p.m.