Two-time Grammy-nominated duo The Milk Carton Kids (Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan) have swiftly emerged as a major force in the continuing American folk tradition, blending ethereal, oscillating harmonies and intricate, inventive musicianship with a uniquely powerful brand of contemporary songcraft. The acoustic duo comes to Riverwalk Center with music from their new album, All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do, from ANTI-Records.
Since their last studio album, Monterey (ANTI- 2015), life has changed dramatically for The Milk Carton Kids. Pattengale is producing records in Nashville. Ryan is now the father of two children and works as a producer on Live from Here with Chris Thile, the reboot of A Prairie Home Companion. A break from years of non-stop touring, Ryan says, has given both of them “space outside of the band that gives us perspective on what the band is.”
The Americana Music Association Award-winners for Best Duo/Group, The Milk Carton Kids have spent much of the past decade on tour, as international headliners, worldwide festival favorites, and special guests to such like-minded artists as Old Crow Medicine Show, Punch Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, The Lumineers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Josh Ritter, and The Avett Brothers. The duo – Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale – have also made numerous high profile media appearances, including TBS’ Conan, CBS This Morning, and NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts.
Founded in 2011, The Milk Carton Kids swiftly emerged as a major force in the continuing American folk tradition, blending ethereal, oscillating harmonies and intricate, inventive musicianship with a uniquely powerful brand of contemporary songcraft. 2013’s ANTI- debut, The Ash & Clay, proved their national breakthrough, earning The Milk Carton Kids their first GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Folk Album. A second Grammy nomination for Best American Roots Performance followed in 2015, honoring “The City of Our Lady” from The Milk Carton Kids’ acclaimed third studio album, Monterey.
In addition, The Milk Carton Kids have proven in-demand collaborators, including musical partnerships with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Shovels & Rope, Chely Wright, Joe Henry, Dar Williams, and the great Chris Hillman, as well as teaming with T-Bone Burnett & Joel and Ethan Coen for the acclaimed concert documentary, Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis. In 2016, the band joined forces with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and Robert Plant for the sold out Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour.
Opening the show will be poet, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Vera Sola.
Doors will open at 7:00pm for this general admission show.