MILK CARTON KIDS
on Tell Us A Tale
Sunday, May 13, 2012
1:00 pm (edt)
Before performing at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville this Sunday with Dar Williams, the Milk Carton Kids will stop by during the second hour of Tell Us A Tale on May 13 for some live music and conversation.
The Milk Carton Kids are Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, a harmonizing, minimalist duo who use two guitars and two voices to create a new combination of classic folk and sophisticated back-porch Americana. A powerful employ of seamless harmonies and intricately wound acoustics merged into one singular, achingly beautiful articulation.
Formed in February 2011, The Milk Carton Kids have already released two albums – the live album “Retrospect” and the studio full-length “Prologue.” In addition to all traditional physical and digital retail outlets, The Milk Carton Kids make both albums available for free download, no strings attached, direct-to-fans via their website, resulting in more than 80,000 downloads and counting.
The band has played more than 150 shows including a 35-date tour with Joe Purdy as his opening act and backing band, sold out headlining shows across the U.S. including Largo in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles and Joe’s Pub in New York, and critically acclaimed performances at The Americana Music Conference, The Folk Alliance Conference and SXSW. The duo’s recent appearance at SXSW garnered best of picks from The New York Times, NPR, and Time Magazine. Additional praise has ranged far and wide from supporters such as American Songwriter, No Depression, WXPN, KCRW, WFUV, Daytrotter and more. The band recently announced a string of upcoming headline dates as well as dates with Dar Williams (listed below). NPR’s World Café also featured an interview and performance with The Milk Carton Kids.
As the momentum behind The Milk Carton Kids continues to build, Pattengale and Ryan remain committed to their shared vision – two voices and two guitars.