The Milk Carton Kids' "I Only See The Moon" Nominated for Best Folk Album Grammy Award

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, November 10, 2023

Critically acclaimed duo The Milk Carton Kids are nominated for “Best Folk Album” for their new record I Only See The Moon at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards.

This marks the group’s fourth Grammy nomination. Their 2013 ANTI- Records debut The Ash & Clay proved their national breakthrough, earning the band a “Best Folk Album” nomination. They were nominated for “Best American Roots Performance” in 2015 for the track “The City of Our Lady” from their acclaimed third studio album Monterey, and 2018’s All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn’t Do was nominated for “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.”

I Only See The Moon is out now to critical acclaim on Far Cry Records in partnership with Thirty Tigers. Order/stream the album HERE

In addition to the new record, The Milk Carton Kids recently founded/co-produced the first ever Los Angeles Folk Festival in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) at The Ford this past October. The band headlined the festival alongside critically acclaimed artists Waxahatchee, Sierra Ferrell, Valerie June, Davíd Garza & Freaklórico, Haley Heynderickx, Tré Burt, Willie Watson and a number of very special guests. With the festival, the band aimed to bring a proper folk festival to their hometown and draw a line connecting the folk community from the collaborative Laurel Canyon scene of the 1960’s to the community of musicians and comedians working today at venues like L.A.’s Largo. The first annual iteration of the festival won accolades from Variety, KCRW, The Bluegrass Situation, The Orange County Register, WFMU, LAist and many more.

“Both of us have now lived enough life to understand that maybe one of the purposes we were put on Earth for is to sing together, to write songs together, to make music together,” notes guitarist/vocalist Kenneth Pattengale. “It has truly provided a direction for our lives.” Ryan adds, “It’s like a successful marriage in that there’s always been enough there between us collaboratively in the way that we work together, sing together, play together. It’s a very special thing. And I don’t think we ever took that for granted.”

1. All Of The Time In The World To Kill
2. Star Shine
3. When You’re Gone
4. Wheels And Levers
5. I Only See The Moon
6. Running On Sweet Smile
7. One True Love
8. Body & Soul
9. North Country Ride
10. Will You Remember Me

January 24—Toronto, ON—Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church*
January 26—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club*
January 27—Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg*
January 29—Asheville, NC—Orange Peel*
January 30—Atlanta, GA—Buckhead Theatre*
February 1—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium*†
February 3—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre
February 27—Dallas, TX—Studio at The Factory‡
February 28—Austin, TX—Antone’s‡
February 29—Houston, TX—Last Concert Café‡

*with Alix Page
†with Julian Lage
‡with Andrew Combs