While THE MILK CARTON KIDS' most obvious frame of musical reference is the classic folk sound of twin acoustic guitars and close harmonies, the band both expand and contradict that rich legacy. The music strikes listeners immediately with its sweet, bluegrass-inflected simplicity, but underneath snake Pattengale's sinuous modal guitar lines, sounding for all the world like a jazzified Bert Jansch dropped in to jam with the Everly Brothers. Their harmonies, too, while recalling classic brother duos from the Louvins to the Everlys, achieve a richness that blends into a vivid singularity. Their new album, The Ash & Clay will be released March 26th on Anti Records.
Singer-songwriter AOIFE O'DONOVAN, the lead singer for the progressive bluegrass/string band Crooked Still, and member of the folk-noir trio Sometymes Why, opens the night.
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