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The Milk Carton Kids Appear On Austin City Limits

2014 is shaping up to be a big year for The Milk Carton Kids. The Californian folk duo have announced an extensive North American tour hot off the heels of a much celebrated appearance on television review, Austin City Limits. Not only that but new album The Ash & Clay has received near universal critical acclaim and now been nominated for a Grammy for Best Folk Album.

Many of The Milk Carton Kids’ shows have already sold out prompting the boys to add more dates and larger venues to their already exhaustive road trip. Live their songs come to life with beautiful, flat picked guitars, interweaving harmonies and a surprising amount of laughs. The Milk Carton Kids are getting a reputation for raising a smile or two, both with their clever lyrics and friendly stage patter.

As well as the Austin City Limits appearance, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan also appeared on the Another Day Another Time; Celebrating The Music Of Inside Llweyn Davis special and appear to be just one of a number of folk groups who could stand to ride on the coat tails of that films success. 2014 could be a big year for traditional and contemporary folk music and a big year for The Milk Carton Kids.

You can find their tour dates below:
April 14 – Nashville, TN – Belcourt Theater
April 15 – St. Louis, MO – Sheldon Concert Hall
April 16 – Memphis, TN – Buckman Performing Arts Center
April 17 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay
April 18 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
April 19 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
April 21 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap
April 22 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
April 23 – New York, NY – Society For Ethical Culture
April 24 – Brownfield, ME – Stone Mountain Arts Center
April 29 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
April 30 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
May 1 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
May 2 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
May 3 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
May 5 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
May 6 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
May 7 – Grand Rapids, MI – Ladies Literary Club
May 8 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk
May 9 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk
May 10 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House
May 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club (early show)
May 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club (late show)
May 12 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Center
May 14 – Calgary, AB – Festival Hall
May 15 – Edmonton, AB – McDougall United Church
May 28 – Austin, TX – Stateside Theatre
May 29 – Houston, TX – Mucky Duck (early show)
May 29 – Houston, TX – Mucky Duck (late show)
May 30 – Austin, TX – Stateside Theater
May 31 – Dallas, TX – Poor David’s Pub
June 1 – Oklahoma City, OK – Blue Door
June 3 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
June 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
June 6 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
June 11 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
June 12 – Vancouver, BC – St. James Hall
June 14 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
June 16 – Napa, CA – City Winery
June 17 – Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa Jazz
June 18 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
June 19 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
June 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Japan America Theater
June 22 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
June 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum
June 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum

By Josh Bennett

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The Milk Carton Kids Announce 2014 Tour Dates

Following a triumphant performance on Austin City Limits and a third appearance on A Prairie Home Companion, Los Angeles duo The Milk Carton Kids have announced a series of North American tour dates for the Spring of 2014 playing in support of their acclaimed Anti- Records release, The Ash & Clay.

The Milk Carton Kids were featured in two PBS television events last week. First, the PBS documentary Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana aired on November 22 nationwide and highlighted the duo’s shaping of the new Americana movement. The second, ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2013, featured the band’s performance at the Ryman Auditorium in September and aired in the ACL time slot on PBS throughout the week.

In the last three years, the Los Angeles based flat-picking harmony duo has emerged as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. A refreshing alternative to the foot-stomping grandeur of the so-called “folk revival,” an understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids to the delight of traditionalists and genre newcomers alike.

You can catch The Milk Carton Kids live on the following dates:
4/14 April – Nashville, TN – Belcourt Theater
4/15 April – St. Louis, MO – Sheldon Ballroom
4/16 April – Memphis, TN – Buckman Performing Arts Center
4/17 April – Birmingham, AL – TBD
4/18 April – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
4/19 April – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
4/21 April – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap
4/22 April – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
4/24 April – Brownfield, ME – Stone Mountain Arts Center
4/30 April – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
5/1 May – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
5/2 May – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
5/3 May – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
5/5 May – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
5/6 May – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
5/7 May – Grand Rapids, MI – Ladies Literary Club
5/10 May – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House
5/11 May – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club
5/12 May – Winnipeg, MB – TBD
5/14 May – Calgary, AB – Festival Hall
5/15 May – Edmonton, AB – McDougall United Church
5/29 May – Houston, TX – Mucky Duck
5/30 May – Austin, TX – Stateside Theater
5/31 May – Dallas, TX – Poor David’s Pub
6/1 June – Oklahoma City, OK – Blue Door
6/3 June – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
6/5 June – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
6/6 June – Boise, ID – Neurolux
6/11 June – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
6/12 June – Vancouver, BC – St. James Hall
6/14 June – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
6/16 June – Napa, CA – City Winery
6/17 June – Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa Jazz
6/18 June – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
6/19 June – Santa Barbara, CA – TBD
6/21 June – Los Angeles, CA – Japan America Theater
6/22 June – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
6/23 June – Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instument Museum

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The Milk Carton Kids Perform At Telluride

Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan have kept themselves busy since the two Californian natives formed the band The Milk Carton Kids in 2011. Since 2011 they have continued to make ground in the ‘nu folk’ music industry and 2013 has been an interesting year for the two.

Their new album, Ash and Clay released in March of this year, lead to The Milk Carton Kids invitation to play at the 40th Telluride Music festival three months later. The duo played on the Thursday day time making their main stage debut. They made quite the impression sporting matching suits. They ignited the dozy festival crowd by playing the fan favourite Girls, Gather Round from their first album Retrospect.

It is not only festival crowds that Pattengale and Ryan have been pleasing, The Milk Carton Kids have also appeared on the new PBS Documentary, Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana. The documentary was co-directed by Carol Stein and Susan Wittenberg, the same two directors who made the film Women Who Rock. The hour long broadcast will air on PBS on 22 November and will feature some of today’s best country and folk artists.

The good news does not stop there for the two musicians as they are set to tape an episode on the prestigious Austin City Limits. There has been a really positive buzz surrounding the duo with the New York Times dubbing them: “a sweetly dazzling variation on close-harmony vocals, part Simon and Garfunkel and part Everly Brothers with occasional acoustic prestidigitation.” This continued coverage will persist to push The Milk Carton Kids towards the public eye which could change the face of the apparent ‘folk revival’ that has been spearheaded by the popular bands such as Mumford and Sons.

By Luke Bennett

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