On the Radar: The Milk Carton Kids

Contemporary folk troubadours, The Milk Carton Kids, will win you over with pure talent and originality (in a genre that often gets bogged down in the banality of self-pity and nostalgia).  Hailing from Eagle Rock, CA, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan employ a well-worn formula (two guitars, two voices) to render riveting tales of heartbreak and humor served up with acoustic melodies and sweet harmonies.  Featured below, ‘Michigan’ displays the emotional gravitas of a Gillian Welch tune, and ‘New York’ exhibits some excellent guitar work and nice male-female vocal harmonies.  The Milk Carton Kids are on tour supporting KD Lang and the Old Crow Medicine Show this summer.  The albums Prologue and Retrospect are available as free downloads on their website.

Check Out: Michigan [mp3]

Check Out: New York [mp3]

UPCOMING LIVE DATES
6/10 – Kerrville, TX – Kerrville Folk Festival
6/20 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts *
6/22 – Ventura, CA – Zoey’s
6/26 – Palm Desert, CA – McCallum Theatre *
6/27 – Saratoga, CA – Villa Montavo *
6/29 – Modesto, CA – The Gallo PAC *
7/1 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amp *
7/3 – Seattle, WA – Woodland Park Zoo Amp *
7/4 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom *
7/7 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom *
7/8 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom *
7/10 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Hall *
7/12 – Boise, ID – Eagle River Pavilion *
7/13 – Las Vegas, NV – Smith Center PAC *
8/01 – Richmond, VA – Maymont Park **
8/02 – Washington DC, 9:30 Club **
8/03 – Washington DC, 9:30 Club **
8/04 – Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory **
8/06 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage**
8/08 – Portland, ME – The State Theater **
8/09 – Boston, MA – House of Blues **
8/10 – Burlington, VT – Lake Champlain Maritime Music Festival **
8/23 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre
8/24 – Knoxville, TN – The Tennessee Theatre
8/25 – Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theater

* Supporting KD Lang
** Supporting Old Crow Medicine Show

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