The Milk Carton Kids play Grass Valley tonight |

The Milk Carton Kids play Grass Valley tonight

Grammy-nominated folk duo The Milk Carton Kids play tonight at The Center for The Arts.
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WHO: The Center for the Arts presents

WHAT: The Milk Carton Kids

with Laney Jones and the Spirits opening

WHEN: (tonight) Thursday, Sept. 15, 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Center for the Arts

314 W Main St., Grass Valley

TICKETS: General Admission - $32 Members, $37 General Public

The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14

BriarPatch Co-op Community Market - 530-272-5333

Tickets online at


Acclaimed folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, fresh off their second Grammy nomination, perform at The Center for the Arts on Thursday, September 15.

The Milk Carton Kids recently received their second 2015 Grammy nomination, this time in the Best American Roots Performance category for their song “The City of Our Lady” from their third album Monterey. The duo was previously nominated in Best Folk Album in 2013 for their previous album The Ash & Clay.

They recently made their acting debut in Episode 3 of Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter’s new HBO drama “Vinyl” as soft rock duo England Dan and John Ford Coley performing the seventies classic “Simone”. In addition, the duo is featured on Shovels & Rope’s collaborative cover album, Busted Jukebox, Volume 1 with their version of “Patience” by Guns n’ Roses.

The Milk Carton Kids are singers and guitarists Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, who formed the group in early 2011. The flat-picking harmony duo have since emerged as a powerful voice to the delight of both traditionalists and newcomers to the folk movement. NPR has described their approach to music as “gorgeous contemporary folk” and “Gillian Welch & David Rawlings-meets-Simon & Garfunkel with a splash of The Everly Brothers“, which fairly represents the band’s music while also appealing to the intended audience.

The duo released their third album, Monterey in 2015. A refreshing alternative to the foot-stomping grandeur of the so-called “folk revival,” an understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids and their new album. The two years since the release of their last album, The Ash & Clay, have been significant ones for the group. They 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 their 55-city North American tour last year sold out months in advance.

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