One More For The Road - The Milk Carton Kids
Our next LCM featured artists are Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale better known as as great Californian folk duo The Milk Carton Kids. They are due to release their latest album 'All The Things I Did And All The Things I Didn't Do' on June 29th via ANTI-Records. It is a follow up to their highly acclaimed album 'Monterey' released in 2015. As a early sample of the new album our LCM #SongOfTheDay' is 'One More For The Road'
The Grammy-nominated, flat-picking harmony duo have emerged as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. The virtuosity and amusing stage banter that characterizes their performances has proven a delight to both traditionalists and newcomers alike. NPR has described their approach to music as "gorgeous contemporary folk" and "Gillian Welch & David Rawlings-meets-Simon & Garfunkel with a splash of The Everly Brothers", which fairly represents the band's music while also appealing to the intended audience. The band has recorded and released four albums: Retrospect, Prologue, The Ash & Clay and Monterey. The forewords to both Prologue and The Ash & Clay were written by singer-songwriter and producer Joe Henry. The band is noted for releasing their first two albums for free and for playing their vintage guitars; Ryan playing a 1951 Gibson J-45 and Pattengale a 1954 Martin 0-15.