Vintage Cafe: The Milk Carton Kids : World Cafe For Throwback Thursday, venture back to 2012 and the folk duo's first visit to World Cafe.
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Vintage Cafe: The Milk Carton Kids

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Vintage Cafe: The Milk Carton Kids

Vintage Cafe: The Milk Carton Kids

Vintage Cafe: The Milk Carton Kids

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Set List

  • "New York"
  • "Michigan"
  • "Stealing Romance"
  • "I Still Want A Little More"

For Throwback Thursday, venture back to 2012 and The Milk Carton Kids' first visit to World Cafe. Singer-guitarists Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale each had their own solo careers going before teaming up as a duo, but they couldn't deny the magic in their intertwined voices and guitar lines. When we recorded this session, Ryan and Pattengale — perhaps realizing their strength was in their live performances — had been giving away their first two albums, Prologue and Retrospect, for free. (You could say they predicted today's music-distribution model.)

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