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Kacy & Clayton announce new album

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton are set to return with "Carrying On" via New West Records on Oct. 4.

The 10-song set was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at The Loft, Wilco's recording studio & rehearsal space in Chicago.

"Carrying On" is the follow-up to "Strange Country."

Kacy & Clayton are second cousins, who grew up in Saskatchewan. Musically, they combine folk and Appalachian sounds.

Tweedy said, "When I first heard Kacy and Clayton, I was struck by how much detail and nuance they had absorbed from what sounded like a large swath of my record collection. When I told them that they were as good as the artists they were drawing from, I'm not sure they believed me. On this record I don't hear those influences as much as I hear them taking the things they love so intimately and telling their own story. I think they're a truly great band."

"This album has, by far, the most intense and confident performances we've ever done on record, and I hope that intensity will be felt by the listener," the group said in a statement.

Songs on the CD are:
1. The Forty-Ninth Parallel
2. Carrying On
3. High Holiday
4. In A Time Of Doubt
5. Intervention
6. Mom and Dad's Waltz #2
7. Providence Place
8. The South Saskatchewan River
9. Spare Me Over One More Year
10. That Sweet Orchestra Sound

Kacy & Clayton have also announced a fall tour supporting Ray LaMontagne beginning Oct. 11 in Providence, R.I. They will support Colter Wall throughout May.

CD reviews for Kacy & Clayton

Carrying On CD review - Carrying On
Granted, their name brings to mind an old cops buddy TV series from the 1990s, but a close glance at the cover of their album "Carrying On" reveals a couple who genuinely appear as if they just emerged from the hillsides of Laurel Canyon. Indeed, their boy-girl symmetry is more befitting some sun-speckled idyllic image of Southern California circa 1969, the glow of. innocence still evident in their stealth-like gaze. Five albums on, the Canadian duo, which consists primarily of »»»
The Siren's Song CD review - The Siren's Song
Canadian cousins Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum build upon the success and artistic latitude their previous "Strange Country" brought them and teamed with Jeff Tweedy to craft a folk-rock explosion that is positively astonishing. Building on the trad. arr folk tradition, crafting sweeping originals that build on British and North American folk traditions, "The Siren's Song" is a too-brief album of grace and beauty. One should not be faulted for thinking renditions of »»»
Strange Country CD review - Strange Country
It comes as a surprise that a 19- and 21-year-old are already on their third album. And the fact that these second cousins hail from remote southern Saskatchewan, Canada about five hours from everywhere makes it still harder to believe that they've developed the musical depth of a seasoned veteran at such a young age (FYI - their online connectivity was spotty at best). Small town kids Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum - better known as Kacy & Clayton - have quickly established themselves »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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