The Milk Carton Kids (US)
Duo The Milk Carton Kids released its collaborative live album Retrospect in 2011, on which solo material from both Kenneth Pattengale als Joey Ryan was featured. Surprisingly, the whole had an harmonious sound and it inspired Kenneth en Joey to record their studio album Prologue a few months later. With just two guitars and two voices, they create a combination of americana and classic folk. Their serendipitious meeting led to beautiful simplicity with intricate guitar play and intuitive harmonies. With their ability to play together seemlessly and their natural stage chemistry, they have managed to sell out shows throughout North-America.
“A sweetly dazzling variation on close-harmony vocals, part Simon and Garfunkel and part Everly Brothers, with occasional acoustic prestidigitation.” – The New York Times