Guitarist Erik Della Penna and drummer Dean Sharenow have lent their writing, production, and performance skills to a wide range of artists, from Tiny Tim to Sting.

As Kill Henry Sugar, they fashion moody morsels of American Roots with what the Village Voice calls, “Cinematic gravitas.”

Their 2017 live shows, as well as their next collection of recorded material, will feature stringed and reeded guests embellishing the duo’s petulant yankee poetry.