World-renowned Grammy-nominated traditionalist folk duo THE MILK CARTON KIDS today announced their first Australian tour since 2015, fresh from releasing All Of The Time In The World To Kill, the first song off their new album I Only See The Moon (Far Cry Records / Thirty Tigers) out May 2023.
Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan are The Milk Carton Kids, who joined forces in 2011 with their delicious harmonies and intricate guitars in their hometown of Eagle Rock, California.
Since then, the duo has released six albums to great acclaim, earning The Milk Carton Kids two Grammy Award nominations and extensive praise for their extraordinary devotion to the American folk tradition and contemporary songcraft.
The amazing musical performances of these two fine musicians, coupled with their ample wit, make for a thoroughly entertaining evening of song and banter as previous tour reviews testify. The songs emerge somewhere in the silences and the struggle between their sensibilities and the duo have been known to argue over song choices from the stage. Actually, they have been known to argue about everything from wardrobe to geography to grammar, but their singing is the place where they make room for each other and the shared identity that rises out of their combined voices.
Opening for all shows will be poet, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Vera Sola who has been described as the ‘lost love child of Leonard Cohen and Nancy Sinatra’. Vera Sola makes timeless, time-bending sound and in the words of the London Sunday Times, she’s a creature all her own, ‘an utterly singular talent’.
30 – QUEENSCLIFF TOWN HALL, QUEENSCLIFF, VIC
1 – MEENIYAN TOWN HALL, MEENIYAN, VIC
2 – THEATRE ROYAL, CASTLEMAINE, VIC
5 – THE ELTHAM HOTEL, NSW
6 – OLD MUSEUM, BRISBANE, QLD
8 – CITY RECITAL HALL, SYDNEY, NSW
9 – THORNBURY THEATRE, MELBOURNE, VIC
11 – MEMO MUSIC HALL, MELBOURNE, VIC
Also playing ADELAIDE GUITAR FESTIVAL
Tickets to his show go on sale Thursday March 23