Author | Photo Mat Dunlap

Kacy & Clayton Descend on the Dakota Tavern This Fall

Kacy & Clayton are second cousins who hail from the Wood Mountain uplands of Southern Saskatchewan. Their sound is an amalgamation of psychedelic folk, English folk revival and the ancestral music of Southern Appalachia. Their debut record, Strange Country, was lauded by Rolling Stone, Q, and Mojo, and their new album, Carrying On, is out on October 4. 

You can catch them live at the Dakota Tavern on September 11. We caught up with Kacy this week. 

SDTC: Describe your dream vacation/getaway scenario:

K: I want to go to Hawaii and pet rabbits with Buffy Sainte Marie.

Who/what is commanding a lot of attention in your life lately?

Tom Green YouTube videos and accordions.

What have you learned about yourself in the past year?

That I’m more of a Ken than a Barbie.

What is a fun little-known fact about you?

I was featured in a children’s book called Cowgirl Kacy.

What book/film/show have you connected with recently, and what about it appeals to you?

How To Catch a Predator with Chris Hanes. I like when they catch the creep.

What’s the worst piece of career/life advice you’ve been given?

You don’t need a boyfriend, read a book.

What is your motto at the moment?

Modesty is not the hottesty.

Any goals/plans for the summer?

Get a new pair of shoes. My god, your feet are what you walk on.

Rewind five years. What advice would you give yourself?

Get a boob job and a waist trainer.

What is the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?

I’m a coward.

What unnecessary object would you love to own?

A Clarisonic Mia 2.

What tip, technique or hack has made your life better in the past year?

Remembering my Gmail password.

What do you wish people took more seriously?


What outfit makes you feel the most you?

I like wearing baseball caps my parents received from buying bulls.

Who/what has surprised you lately, and how?

When the dog licked my face this morning on the couch I was sleeping on.

When you look back on your life, are you at where you thought you’d be by now? Why or why not?

I thought I’d be married with four kids working at the funeral home in Assiniboia, reffing volleyball in the fall.

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