Kacy & Clayton :: Carrying On


Voor Carrying On heeft het Canadese duo Kacy & Clayton opnieuw de hulp ingeroepen van Jeff Tweedy, die wederom een briljante productie aflevert. Maar het echte werk wordt toch weer gedaan door Kacy & Clayton, die met hun bloedstollende mix van country en folk en hun geweldige liedjes een van de allerbeste platen van 2019 afleveren. Het lijkt bepaald niet op dat andere man/vrouw-duo Gram Parsons en Emmylou Harris, maar het resultaat is hetzelfde: kippenvel!

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.

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









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