THE MILK CARTON KIDS WITH SPECIAL GUEST AOIFE O’DONOVAN


Thursday, April 18th (TWO SHOWS)

 – 7:30pm / doors at 6:30pm

 – 9:30pm / doors at 9:20pm

Advance general admission: $14

At the door: $17

Table of 4 reserved seats: $70

 

The Milk Carton Kids

“gorgeous contemporary folk”
– NPR
“Bittersweet and beautiful”
– San Francisco Chronicle

“a sweetly dazzling variation on close-harmony vocals, part Simon and Garfunkel and part Everly Brothers, with occasional acoustic prestidigitation.”
– The New York Times

“The Milk Carton Kids transport with heartbreaking understatement. Extraordinary musical facility, both vocal and on vintage guitars, meets humor, smarts and style on an otherwise ordinary stage.”
– Huffington Post

“Their harmonies are simple yet gorgeous. Their two voices combine effortlessly as one and the songs are intimate and engaging. And the more you listen to [Prologue], the more powerful the songs become.”
– Bruce Warren, WXPN

“The duo…blended their sibling-like harmonies seamlessly and Pattengale, who I guarantee you is the hottest, fastest picker you’ve never heard of, took the first of several blazing, country-inflected solos. But rather than being just a vehicle for hot fretwork, these guys are all about the songs. And the gorgeous lyrics and melodies of “No Hammer To Hold,” “Queen Jane,” and “Permanent,” were all bittersweet highlights that received delighted yells and applause from the crowd, which stood in sweaty silence throughout the duo’s 65-minute set.”
– Salt Lake Magazine

In 2006, when USA Today predicted that Aoife O’Donovan would soon become “the newest darling of the Americana set,” it had already been true for quite some time. Called “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by the New York Times, Aoife (pronounced EEFah) is one of the most sought after singers in the roots music field. Her work as the lead singer and co-founder of stringband Crooked Still put her on the map in 2001, and she has collaborated with a variety of musicians across genres since. Aoife’s crystalline voice can be heard on the Grammy winning album The Goat Rodeo Sessions, alongside icons such as Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, and Chris Thile. She’s also appeared as a guest vocalist with folks such as Ollabelle, Dave Douglas, Solas, Noam Pikelny, Joshua Radin, and Kate Rusby, among others. Fans of Alison Krauss may be familiar with Aoife’s unique songwriting–Krauss recorded Aoife’s song “Lay My Burden Down” on her 2011 album Paper Airplane. Aoife recently signed to Yep-Roc Records and will release her debut solo album, produced by Tucker Martine, in June 2013.

“A singer of modest rusticity, but as sophisticated as they come” ~The New York Times

“A splendid, folksy singer whose voice soars” ~TimeOut New York

“O’Donovan. Aoife O’Donovan. Remember that name, because with a sultry voice that makes her sound like a blusier Alison Krauss, she’s about to become the newest darling of the Americana set.” ~ USA Today “

…her naturalistic phrasing and effortless control belie the complex structural ideas
swirling around her. In an alluring, soft-spoken husk, she sings with complete emotional
credibility, whether navigating dense, jazzy slides or haunted old-timey trills.” ~ The Boston Globe