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Kacy & Clayton announce new album

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton are set to return with "Carrying On" via New West Records on Oct. 4.

The 10-song set was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at The Loft, Wilco's recording studio & rehearsal space in Chicago.

"Carrying On" is the follow-up to "Strange Country."

Kacy & Clayton are second cousins, who grew up in Saskatchewan. Musically, they combine folk and Appalachian sounds.

Tweedy said, "When I first heard Kacy and Clayton, I was struck by how much detail and nuance they had absorbed from what sounded like a large swath of my record collection. When I told them that they were as good as the artists they were drawing from, I'm not sure they believed me. On this record I don't hear those influences as much as I hear them taking the things they love so intimately and telling their own story. I think they're a truly great band."

"This album has, by far, the most intense and confident performances we've ever done on record, and I hope that intensity will be felt by the listener," the group said in a statement.

Songs on the CD are:
1. The Forty-Ninth Parallel
2. Carrying On
3. High Holiday
4. In A Time Of Doubt
5. Intervention
6. Mom and Dad's Waltz #2
7. Providence Place
8. The South Saskatchewan River
9. Spare Me Over One More Year
10. That Sweet Orchestra Sound

Kacy & Clayton have also announced a fall tour supporting Ray LaMontagne beginning Oct. 11 in Providence, R.I. They will support Colter Wall throughout May.

CD reviews for Kacy & Clayton

The Siren's Song CD review - The Siren's Song
Canadian cousins Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum build upon the success and artistic latitude their previous "Strange Country" brought them and teamed with Jeff Tweedy to craft a folk-rock explosion that is positively astonishing. Building on the trad. arr folk tradition, crafting sweeping originals that build on British and North American folk traditions, "The Siren's Song" is a too-brief album of grace and beauty. One should not be faulted for thinking renditions of »»»
Strange Country CD review - Strange Country
It comes as a surprise that a 19- and 21-year-old are already on their third album. And the fact that these second cousins hail from remote southern Saskatchewan, Canada about five hours from everywhere makes it still harder to believe that they've developed the musical depth of a seasoned veteran at such a young age (FYI - their online connectivity was spotty at best). Small town kids Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum - better known as Kacy & Clayton - have quickly established themselves »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Head and the Heart go beyond the nah nahs – "Nah nah," "la la" and "Wee oh" populated a number of songs from The Head and the Heart. Yes, the Seattle-based band does pen a good amount of sing-along songs that were clearly designed that way. And while that style can certainly engage and energize a crowd, there was more to that from the sextet.... »»»
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