Music: The Milk Carton Kids

Quietly unadorned, sincerely presented acoustic music is everywhere. So what allows one relatively new Folk duo — The Milk Carton Kids from Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock neighborhood — to skyrocket to

The Milk Carton Kids
The Milk Carton Kids

Quietly unadorned, sincerely presented acoustic music is everywhere. So what allows one relatively new Folk duo — The Milk Carton Kids from Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock neighborhood — to skyrocket to popularity after just two albums? 

The Milk Carton Kids — Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, who both play guitar, compose and sing — have been a sensation on the Americana circuit of late. In the past two years, they’ve played the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Festival, the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., A Prairie Home Companion and the Another Day, Another Time concert in New York in honor of the new Coen brothers film about Folk music, Inside Llewyn Davis. They will also be included in the upcoming PBS documentary, Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana, as well as an upcoming episode of Austin City Limits.

The Milk Carton Kids perform Saturday at Dave Finkelman Auditorium on the Miami University Middletown campus with Sean Rowe. Click here to purchase advance tickets.

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