Vintage Cafe: The Milk Carton Kids : World Cafe Hear the folk duo perform its charming, soothing acoustic ballads in a studio session.

The Milk Carton Kids On World Cafe

The Milk Carton Kids On World Cafe

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Brendan Pattengale

The Milk Carton Kids.

Brendan Pattengale

Today's Vintage Cafe features Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, who record under the name The Milk Carton Kids. The two made a wise choice in 2008 to join forces and give away their music for free — a bold move in any era.

This interview originally ran in 2013 around the release of their third album, The Ash & Clay. In this interview, they talk about their time together as a band and their new coming-of-age songs — particularly a gorgeous tune about Memphis. The duo's spring tour of the U.S. is already sold out through June 1.

Set List

'Hope Of A Lifetime'

Hope Of A Lifetime

'The Ash And Clay'

The Ash And Clay

'Memphis'

Memphis