Kacy & Clayton

The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition) - - Globe Life & Arts - Brad Wheeler

“There’s two kinds of peo­ple liv­ing in this galaxy,” sings Kacy An­der­son, high and lone­some. “Ev­ery­body else and me.” And yet, An­der­son is one half of the duo Kacy & Clayton, which means there is at least one other like­minded soul in her world.

The world is psy­che­delic folk mu­sic, groovier than a Lau­rel Canyon thrift shop and sound­ing some­thing like a ly­ser­gic-minded Cow­boy Junkies. An­der­son and gui­tarist Clayton Linthicum are sec­ond cousins hail­ing from the Wood Moun­tain up­lands of south­ern Saskatchewan. (And, yes, An­der­son is re­lated to Joni Mitchell, née An­der­son.) Their de­but LP from 2015 was ti­tled Strange Coun­try; the new fol­low-up al­bum, The Siren’s Song, is equally self-de­scrip­tive.

Pro­duced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, the nine-song set is a homage to English folk-re­vival bal­ladry and trippy soft­rock sum­mer-of-love fare. Lyrics re­flect youth­ful alien­ation. Kacy & Clayton seek an au­di­ence of fel­low magic peo­ple, far out as you please. Kacy & Clayton play Toronto’s Dakota Tav­ern, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., $12 to $15. 249 Oss­ing­ton Ave., 416-850-4579 or thedako­tatav­ern.com.


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