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Vintage Cafe: The Milk Carton Kids

For Throwback Thursday, venture back to 2012 and the folk duo's first visit to World Cafe.
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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