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Morgan O'Kane

- US Brooklyn, NY Folk / bluegrass / punk

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Label: Dollartone

Bio: Every so often, just when you think the well is dry and the tradition is dead, you are gratefully reminded that there is still water down there and that the tradition was only sleeping. Morgan O’Kane from Charlottesville, Virginia is one of those reminders. A virtuoso banjo player, shouter and ac... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: RT @JalopyBrooklyn: Hey folks- great Ruckus tomorrow Weds. 10/15! @MorganOKane, #BigKitty, #turkishfolk and more- FREE 9pm

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Morgan O'kane on the Music ...
Feb 26, 2010
Jessie Scott of Music Fog, invited us up onto the magical bus and shot some vide... [more]
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  • Fri

    Jul 25


    Brooklyn, NY, US | 9:00pm

    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Fri Jul 25 9:00pm
  • Sat

    Jun 21


    City Of London, WSM, UK | 4:00pm
    LONDON JAMBOREE
    City Of London, WSM, UK
    Sat Jun 21 4:00pm

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    MORGAN O'KANE + SPECIAL GUEST DJ! LONDON: Jamboree SAT 21ST JUN, 2014 8pm to 2am 4.00 + 0.40 Booking fee = 4.40tickets are availableNo reallocation18 and over

  • 2014

    May 13


    Birmingham, UK | 4:15pm

    Birmingham, UK
    Tue May 13 4:15pm

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    MORGAN O'KANE

  • 2014

    May 1


    Dundalk, LH, IE | 4:00pm

    Dundalk, LH, IE
    Thu May 01 4:00pm

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    Morgan O'Kane

  • 2014

    Apr 19


    Cazenovia, NY, US | 4:00pm

    Cazenovia, NY, US
    Sat Apr 19 4:00pm

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    Morgan O'Kane at the Nelson Odeon House. Every so often, just when you think the well is dry and the tradition is dead, you are gratefully reminded that there is still water down there and that the tradition was only sleeping. Morgan OKane from Charlottesville, Virginia is one of those reminders. A virtuoso banjo player, shouter and activist now based in New York City, Morgan recalls two other transplanted legendary southern artists; Reverend Gary Davis and Aunt Molly Jackson. Like the reverend, Morgan honed his skills making a living as a busking street artist. Like Aunt Molly, he has kept his connection to his Appalachian home and its issues, taking part in the campaign to ban mountaintop removal mining, which destroys the land and the people who live on it.While Morgan OKane clearly knows his way around the old tunes, he is more interested in creating his own. Thats how the tradition survives new songs being created on old foundations. This aint no revival; this is a contemporary artist who knows where he comes from. He tours with an amalgam of virtuosic musicians including; New York Citys Dobro genius, Zeke Healy New Orleans based, Leyla McCalla on Cello, and Ferd Moyse the IV on fiddle (of the Hackensaw Boys) amongst others. He is also comfortable playing solo, with a sort of one man band percussion set up complimenting his banjo. He has released two albums in as many years on Dollartone, Nine Lives in 2010 and Pendulum in 2011. A third release is anticipated soon.

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