The Milk Carton Kids’ Australian tour
by Ali Webb
TN 156 July 23
World renowned Grammy nominated traditionalist folk duo, The Milk Carton Kids, have 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’.
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 them two Grammy Award nominations and extensive praise for their extraordinary devotion to the American folk tradition and contemporary songcraft.
On curating The Milk Carton Kids Australian tour, Love Police promoter BT said: “Kenneth and Joey are an absolute classic act, part mind blowing acoustic musical champs and part insanely funny comic duo.
“Strap in for an evening of musical majesty and hilarious action.”
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’.
The Milk Carton Kids with special guest Vera Sola will be performing in Queenscliff, Meeniyan, Castlemaine, Melbourne, Bangalow, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide from June 30 to July 13.
For further information and to book tickets visit lovepolice.com.au