× Kacy & Clayton release "Carrying On" and announce European tour dates

Kacy & Clayton release "Carrying On" and announce European tour dates


We were raised on cattle ranches where we learned how to play traditional country music because that’s what everyone wanted to hear.”

The music Kacy and Clayton make is inextricable from where they grew up. They sing about the kind of people you’d find in Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan (population very few). The hills, barns and remoteness of the area are in these songs, with a bittersweet acknowledgement that this music has taken them far from home.

Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum’s new album ​Carrying On follows the international acclaim for their previous records ​Strange Country (which Q magazine called, “A beautiful album that nudges a classic past into a brave future.”) and 2017’s ​The Siren’s Song (described by Uncut as “Ageless and beguiling. A classic record for this or any other time.”)

Their sound is equal parts homespun, coming from a family and community where playing music is an ever present part of social gatherings, and the rare country, blues and English folk rock these second cousins obsess over and collect. For ​Carrying On,​ Clayton cites as influences: Bobbie Gentry’s ​The Delta Sweete​, Hoyt Axton's ​My Griffin Is Gone​, Cajun fiddle music, and the steel guitar of Ralph Mooney who played on many of the records that defined the Bakersfield country music scene of the 1950s. Sixties psych has also woven its way into these new songs; Kacy enjoys telling people that they live 250km from the mental hospital that coined the term ‘psychedelic’.

Having toured almost nonstop for the last two years, ​Carrying On was conceived and honed on the road and recorded immediately after a jaunt across Western Canada, mostly as live takes with the minimum of overdubs – the songs having been tried and tested before audiences each night. The album was produced once again by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo fame, at his Loft studio in Chicago. The result is a sharpening of what Mojo magazine summed up as “A beautiful mix of Kacy's crystalline vocals and Clayton's inventive, deep-groove country guitar.

With Carrying On Kacy And Clayton will tour Europe early 2020:

31/01 Low Mill, UK - The Band Room
01/02 Gateshead, UK - Northern Rock Foundation Hall
04-02 Winchester, UK - The Railway Inn
05/02 Bristol, UK - Mothers Ruin
06/02 Witney, UK - Fat Lils
07/02 St. Davids, UK - City Hall
08/02 Coventry, UK - The Tin Music & Arts
09/02 Whitstable, UK - Whitstable Sessions
10/02 London, UK - Victoria Inn
12/02 Eindhoven, NL - Rozenknopje
14/02 Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn
15/02 Groningen, NL - Lutherse Kerk
16/02 Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg
20/02 Barcelona, ESP - Sala Rocksound
21/02 Madrid, ESP - Café Berlin
22/02 San Sebastian, ESP - Altxerri Jazz Bar
23/02 Santander, ESP - Little Bobby

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