Description of Milk Carton Kids' Music:
Milk Carton Kids Lineup:
Kenneth Pattengale - guitar, vocals
Recommended Milk Carton Kids Albums:
Milk Carton Kids Biography:
You'd be hard-pressed to find a standard bio on the pair, as they tend to be more interested in letting the music speak for itself. Still, as solo artists, the California-based duo have collaborated with the likes of Sarah Bareilles, Dave Rawlings, and more. The influences of their previous collaborations are audible in the Milk Carton Kids recordings, but more prominent is a sound all their own.
Their pairing as the Milk Carton Kids strips the songs down to a shocking and deceptive simplicity, rooted in intricate guitar picking arrangements and rather intuitive harmonies. As celebrated songwriter/producer Joe Henry says in the Foreward to their album Prologue:
I will confess here that upon first listen I became so seduced by the singular character that emerged from the songs, that I failed to register that there were actually two very different singers giving rise to him. Honest: I heard it all as if coming from one central figure who had a voice all his own, and that neither lead singer in the band could wholly claim or account for.