Canadian cousins Kacy Anderson and Clayton Lithicum bring their full band to St Davids City Hall on Friday, February 7, courtesy of Boia Gigs, St Davids.

The music Kacy and Clayton make is inextricably linked with where they grew up.

The second cousins 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.

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.

Clayton cites his influences as Bobbie Gentry’s '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 their songs; Kacy enjoys telling people that they live 250km from the mental hospital that coined the term “psychedelic”.

Their latest release 'Carrying On' via New West Records was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at The Loft, Wilco’s recording studio and rehearsal space in Chicago.

'Carrying On' follows the international acclaim for their previous records 'Strange Country' and 2017’s 'The Siren’s Song'.

Having toured almost non-stop 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.

Kacy and Clayton have just completed a full US tour supporting Ray LaMontagne, they tour Europe this winter with support act Arborist from Ireland.

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