Milk Carton Kids, Everette duos rule
Friday, June 29, 2018
– It's a day of duos when it comes to releases.
The Milk Carton Kids - Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan - are out with "All The Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do" on Anti. The duo recorded the 11-song release in Nashville with Joe Henry producing.
The duo Everette released its label debut today with "Slow Roll" out as a five-song EP on Broken Bow. Brent Rupard and Anthony Olympia released the title track as the first single. The two went to high school eight miles apart in rural Bullitt County, Kentucky. Named for George Clooney's character in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" the duo helped write four of the songs, played almost every instrument and co-produced.
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All the Things I Did And All the Things I Didn't Do
The Milk Carton Kids - Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale - have developed a solid following through the years, and "All The Things I Did and All The Things I Didn't Do" will feed the appetite of their followers just fine.
MCK have been compared to harmony-driven duos such as The Louvin Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. But this misses the mark; Ryan and Pattengale have easy harmonies, to be sure, and they seem to carry the vocals as one, not unlike those »»»
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