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Milk Carton Kids Who Aren't Lost

Eagle Rock's Milk Carton Kids are two gentleman who play 1950s models of Gibson and Martin guitars. On the surface, they make folk music. A little deeper than that is a lush tranquility highlighted by intricate guitaring and stories that lay hearts on the table. It sounds straight off porches from any Appalachian hollow, but perhaps with a little different enunciation. With such a natural and spotless sound, it may be surprising to learn that they haven't existed prior to 2011. But the year's been busy for them: recording 2 albums and touring non-stop since April; first with Joe Purdy, then on their own, and now with Over the Rhine. (They even squeezed in a Daytrotter session.)


Milk Carton Kids open for Over the Rhine at Old Town School of Folk Music on Saturday, the 10th. (I can't think of a more appropriate venue for them, especially because their desolate sound won't be drowned out by chatterboxes.) They play 2 shows at 7PM and 10PM. Tickets are $28, $26 for members, $24 for seniors and children. Old Town School of Folk Music is at 4544 N Lincoln.

 
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