× Kacy & Clayton are set to return to Europe

Kacy & Clayton are set to return to Europe

16-01-2020

Kacy & Clayton are set to return to Europe at the end of the month. They will come over to promote their latest record "Carrying On" out on New West Records. 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, IL. 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 they obsess over and collect.  It’s an arresting amalgamation of psychedelic folk, English folk revival and the ancestral music of Southern Appalachia. For Carrying On, Clayton cites as influences: Bobbie Gentry’s Delta SweeteHoyt 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.”

Of Carrying OnJeff 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.

Find their European tour dates here:

23/01 Trondheim, NO - Moskus*
24/01 Oslo, NO - Interstate 20*
25/01 Falkenberg, SWE - Tryckhallen*
26/01 Stockholm, SWE - Twang*
30/01 Glasgow, UK - Celtic Connections
31/01 Low Mill, UK - The Band Room
01/02 Gateshead, UK - Northern Rock Foundation Hall
02/02 Forest Row, UK - Hop Yard Brewing
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
13/02 Recklinghausen, DE - Creative Outlaws
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

* duo show

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