The indie folk duo the Milk Carton Kids from Eagle Rock, California, are back with a series of intriguing events this Autumn. The renowned Los Angeles duo consisting of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan will perform on 29 September in Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music Of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’. The concert, a benefit organised by The Coen Brothers and T-Bone Burnett, will take place at New York City’s Town Hall and feature music inspired by the Coen Brothers’ new film which is set in the 1960’s Greenwich Village folk music scene. Also performing at Another Day, Another Time are The Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Marcus Mumford, Conor Oberst, Patti Smith, Gillian Welch, Jack White and more.
After the Another Day, Another Time concert, The Milk Carton Kids will be making their third appearance as musical guests on Garrison Keillor’s widely popular radio show A Prairie Home Companion on 26 October in Memphis, Tenessee.
Finally, the duo will return to Los Angeles to perform two different types of shows at Largo. The Milk Carton Kids Revue on 12 November will be a collaborative performance with special guests highlighting the diverse range of artists the band has worked and toured with over its short three year span. This is the Milk Carton Kids’ second Revue at Largo with past guests including Ed Helms, Joe Henry, Over the Rhine, Jill Sobule, Joe Purdy, John C. Reilly and others. On 16 November, the Milk Carton Kids will take to the same stage as headliners playing two sets to celebrate the band’s year of touring.
NPR Music described The Milk Carton Kids as “Gillian Welch & David Rawlings meets Simon & Garfunkel with a splash of The Everly Brothers“. This really does sum them up – clever, enchanting, evocative – a delight.
The Milk Carton Kids have also recently announced a series of North American headline dates running from September to early November playing in further support of their third album The Ash & Clay which was released earlier in this year.
You can catch the Milk Carton Kids live on the following dates:
20 September Chicago IL – Park West – supporting Over the Rhine
21 September Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College – Supporting Over the Rhine
22 September Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall – Supporting Over the Rhine
24 September Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre – Supporting Over the Rhine
25 September St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House – Supporting Over the Rhine
27 September Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center – Supporting Over the Rhine
29 September New York, NY – Town Hall – Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis”
8 October South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
9 October Northampton, MA, Iron Horse Music Hall
10 October Portland, ME – Empire Dine & Dance
12 October Katonah, NY – Roots Music
24 October Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
26 October Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre – A Praire Home Companion
27 October Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
28 October Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
29 October Columbus, OH – Lincoln Theatre
30 October Knoxville, TN – The Bowery
1 November Asheville, NC – The Altamont Theatre
2 November Middletown, OH – DFA at Miami U.
3 November Birmingham, AL – Workplay
4 November New Orleans, LA – The Parish
5 November Houston,TX – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
9 November Elgin, IL – Arts Center at Elgin CC
12 November Los Angeles, CA – Largo – The Milk Carton Kids Revue
14 November Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
15 November Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
16 November Los Angeles, CA – Largo
By Kate Dexter