Kacy & Clayton
(Wood Mountain Uplands, SK)
Second cousins Kacy Anderson (vocals and violin) and Clayton Linthicum (guitar, banjo and vocals) grew up six miles apart in the ranchlands of southern Saskatchewan. They learned to play music together as children under the guidance of Kacy’s grandfather and Clayton’s great uncle, Carl Anderson, and in that shared tutelage developed a similar taste in music. Kacy and Clayton (Clayton is the guitarist with the Deep Dark Woods) embraced traditional roots and blues, and were weaned on everybody from The Band and Big Bill Broonzy to Leadbelly and Mississippi John Hurt. The influence of these greats is evident in their distinctive Appalachia-soaked country folk songs. Kacy’s sweet, warm-as-prairie-summer voice intermingles with Clayton’s easy-going backup harmonies and expressive finger-style guitar melodies. The depth and maturity of their music belies their relative youth, especially when they create songs that could have been written 150 years ago, and still hold their own against contemporary folk.