Two guitars, two voices, one microphone: Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan have been known so far as an acoustic duo that performed fragile vintage folk songs on four albums with calm, catchy melodies, wonderful harmonies and virtuoso guitar playing.
This has already earned the Californian team, which has been active since 2011, a Grammy nomination and the title ''Group of the Year'' at the Americana Music Awards 2014.
The album ''All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn't Do'', produced by Joe Henry (Joan Baez, Allen Toussaint, Billy Bragg), means a departure from the previous pattern of success, because for the first time the two stood in the studio with a band.
For a very simple reason, as Pattengale underlines: ''We wanted to do something new.'' The creative cogs would fit together perfectly, but it would have been necessary for them to expand their sound palette in order to develop their art.
The participation of other musicians was therefore a logical step. And one who did them good.
The twelve new songs are more diverse, without missing the usual sound signature. Perfect for fans of The Barr Brothers, Shovels & Rope and Dawes.
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