Milk Carton Kids Aren't Buying That 'Folk Music Revival' Thing

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T Bone Burnett, a Punch Brother, half the Milk Carton Kids, Joan Baez and others celebrated the folk music that informs the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" with a screening of the Showtime concert film "Another Day, Another Time" and a Q&A.

The film, which premieres tonight (Dec. 13), shows "50 years of history being passed back and forth," Burnett told the crowd at the Arclight theater in Hollywood. To a person, the musicians rejected the idea of a current folk music revival, only a change in platforms to get the music heard.

"I was not aware it went away," the Milk Carton Kids' Joey Ryan said. "I'm not aware of people not getting in a circle with fiddle and guitars and the circle being unbroken. The idea of a revival is an invention of journalists."

The Milk Carton Kids, Grammy nominated in the folk category for their Anti Records debut "The Ash & Clay," are featured in "Another Day, Another Time" along with the Avett Brothers, Baez, Marcus Mumford, Punch Brothers, Patti Smith, Jack White and others.

The Milk Carton Kids have penciled in plans to start recording their second album in March and April. They begin North American tour on April 1 in Nashville, wrapping up June 23 in Phoenix, Ariz., at the Musical Instrument Museum.