Milk Carton Kids
"The Milk Carton Kids transport with heartbreaking understatement"—Huffington Post
The Milk Carton Kids, a harmonizing, minimalist duo, use two guitars and two voices to create a new combination of back-porch Americana and classic folk. Relying on compelling narrative, natural stage chemistry, and a seamless interplay between their 1950s acoustics and well-constructed harmony lines which play more like counterpoint melodies. The Milk Carton Kids have drawn in and excited sold-out crowds across North America since their formation in early 2011. The serendipitous meeting between the two (Kenneth Pattengale & Joey Ryan) led quickly to a shelving of the solo careers each had been pursuing. While neither had been compelled to such collaboration with peers before, an effortless musical complementarity, fast personal fondness, and a like-minded view toward how to present the collaboration to their fans influenced the duo’s formation and, almost immediately, began drawing praise from varied sources. While the press has indeed been kind to this duo, their spirit of independence compelled them to release their first two albums on their own label directly to their fans for free. You might have heard them on a recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert—now experience this rising young pair in person. Leslie Stevens and The Badgers from L.A. open!