Saturday, August 8, 2015

Mid-Week Opry Shows 8/11 & 8/12

Here is the line-up for the Tuesday Night Opry, August 12:

7:00: Terri Clark; Greg Bates & Shelley Skidmore
7:30: Sierra Hull; Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
8:15: John Conlee; Pam Tillis
8:45: The Milk Carton Kids; Craig Morgan

Here is the line-up for Wednesday August 13:

7:00: James Otto; Bill Anderson
7:30: Jimmy Wayne; The Secret Sisters
8:15: John Berry; Point of Grace
8:45: Chris Janson; Crystal Gayle

For those who read the comment section, the name Michael will ring a bell. He comments regularly and I consider Mike a friend. Mike would be very disappointed in me if I did not give special mention to The Milk Carton Kids, who are making their Opry debut on Tuesday night.

The Milk Carton Kids have been around since 2011 and are considered an American indie folk duo. The "Kids" consist of singers and guitarists Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan and they are from Eagle Rock, California. They have made a name for themselves in the folk movement and National Public Radio has described them as "gorgeous contemporary folk" and "Gillian Welch & David Rawlings-meets-Simon & Garfunkel with a splash of The Everly Brothers."

The Milk Carton Kids have appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion" several times, "Austin City Limits," have received a Grammy Nomination for Best Folk Album of 2013, and were nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards.

If my addition is correct, they have released five albums, all of which are available on their website. I have listened to this duo and I like what I hear and they have a refreshing sound. Hopefully, they will be well received on the Opry.


  1. Byron, thanks for the shout-out. Kenny Pattengale's parents are good friends of ours, and that's how we came to know about the group. Kenny is a fantastic acoustic guitarist, and I am betting he'll have time to do some picking. Joey is a bit droll, so we'll see how that goes!

    1. Byron & Michael ~

      Listened to the Opry last night, I found The Milk Carton Kids to be quite refreshing & quite humorous. Of course, their musicianship was terrific. Hopefully they will return to the Opry soon.


  2. Jeanene, thanks. Kenny's parents are good friends of ours and his dad called, very excited about how well they were received--and they were. He also was marveling at the Opry's sound system and how perfectly clear everything was.