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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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The Milk Carton Kids Announce String Of Special Performances

The indie folk duo the Milk Carton Kids from Eagle RockCalifornia, 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.

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The Milk Carton Kids performing live

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

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The Milk Carton Kids Announce New Autumn Headline Tour Dates

The Milk Carton Kids have announced a brand new series of North American tour dates in October and November. The duo is continuing to perform in support of their acclaimed new album The Ash & Clay. NPR recently described the album as ‘gorgeous, contemporary folk.’

After releasing The Ash & Clay on March 26, The Milk Carton Kids embarked on a two week European tour before returning to tour the U.S. in April and May.  This summer includes appearances at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Fest and both Winnipeg and Edmonton Folk Festivals in Canada as well as dates with Josh Ritter.

You can watch the duo performing live here.

You can catch The Milk Carton Kids live on the following dates:

12 October – Katonah, NY – Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
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 – Altamont
2 November – Middletown OH – Dave Finkelman Aud, Miami University – Middletown
3 November – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay
4 November- New Orleans, LA – The Parish @ House of Blues
5 November – Houston, TX – The Mucky Duck
6  November – Dallas, TX – The Kessler Theater w/ Sarah Jarosz
7 November – Austin, TX – The Paramount Theater w/ Sarah Jarosz
8 November – New Braunfels, TX-  Gruene Hall w/ Sarah Jarosz
9 November – Elgin IL – Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin Community College

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