Tuesday Tune: ‘The City of Our Lady’ by The Milk Carton Kids
Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, the harmonious folk duo known as The Milk Carton Kids, return to the Queen City to perform at McGlohon Theater this April after releasing “Monterey” in 2015 and finding much success over the past few years.
In addition to a Grammy nomination for best folk album in 2013, The Milk Carton Kids won Duo/Group of the Year at the Americana Music Awards in 2014. Their featured performances and interviews in T Bone Burnett & the Coen Brothers’ concert documentary, “Another Day/Another Time,” brought the band its widest audience and led to a sold-out tour last year.
This past year, The Milk Carton Kids were asked to pay tribute to Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris — Cash on the Joe Henry-produced remake of “Bitter Tears,” and Harris with their standing ovation performance at the tribute concert “The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris,” among luminaries including Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples, Alison Kraus, Iron & Wine and Harris herself. If Cash and Harris taught us that American music is meant to be taken at its expansive word, without confines or borders, The Milk Carton Kids appear to have taken the lesson to heart.
Making a Grand Ole Opry debut is a huge milestone for any artist and The Milk Carton Kids made theirs in August 2015. Check out their Grand Ole Opry performance of “The City of Our Lady” from their 2015 album “Monterey” below.