Holy Carp / Production Simple Presents
The Milk Carton Kids
2100 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY, 40217
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 21 and over
The Milk Carton Kids
"Gorgeous contemporary folk" - NPR
"A sweetly dazzling variation on close-harmony vocals, part Simon and Garfunkel and part Everly Brothers, with occasional acoustic prestidigitation" - The New York Times
While The Milk Carton Kids' most obvious frame of musical reference is the classic folk sound of twin acoustic guitars and close harmonies, the band both expand and contradict that rich legacy. The music strikes listeners immediately with its sweet, bluegrass-inflected simplicity, but underneath snake Pattengale's sinuous modal guitar lines, sounding for all the world like a jazzified Bert Jansch dropped in to jam with the Everly Brothers. Their harmonies, too, while recalling classic brother duos from the Louvins to the Everlys, achieve a richness that blends into a vivid singularity. Their new album, The Ash & Clay will be released 3/26 on Anti Records.
Throughout his career, Jim Bianco has drawn inspiration from, what some might consider, untraditional sources. Whether it was an elevator operator in Tokyo, a stalker in Hollywood, a wedding in Tennessee, or a sinner in church, his songs have twisted their way out of his head and into the hearts of the people who have heard them.
His music, though unconventional, has garnered attention from the likes of NPR's Mountain Stage, NBC's Craig Ferguson, HBO's True Blood, and the Getty Museum, to name a few.
With his new record "Cookie Cutter", Jim asked 17 different people the same 69 questions, and drawing inspiration from their answers he wrote a song for each of them. Like life itself, the record ranges from the extremely serious to the extremely ridiculous. The theme of the songs runs the gamut, too, from reunited lovers, runaway pets and first kisses to brain cancer survivors, Jesus Christ, and (everyone's favorite), death.
Jim kicks off his fall tour in October.