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Feufollet A Night with Cajun Fairies: The music of Morgan O’Kane with Vic Thrill and Claymation Video Premiere
Jun 23, 2016 @ 10:30 pm| $10
Feufollet, French for Cajun Fairies are an American legend that emerged along the bayou as early as the 1920s with a light (a ball of fire) that shot out into the sky, likely derived from the same natural phenomena as the will o’ the wisp. The lights were known as fairies, spirits and sometimes the ghosts of loved ones.
Written for his son, and Feufollet is meant to be a children’s song about being afraid of the dark. The idea is that when you’re in your darkest hour of despair, remember the good times, “the light” and use it to pull yourself out and “say goodbye to the Feufollet”, meaning you create your own worst fears and with a little love and attention you are in control of them as well.
Morgan O’Kane, “New York’s banjo-playing, tambourine-toting, hillbilly-punk journeyman.” 2013 Narrative.ly / Patrick Flanary has new songs and has forayed into the realm of clay-mation. The debut video, the first in a series of four to accompany new songs and a limited pressing of vinyl will premiere on a large screen at this show. O’Kane will introduce several new songs. The video was shot by Johnny St. Hours on a sailboat traveling from Newtown Creek to Rockaway beach. The journey was then recreated out of paper and clay and animated by O’Kane.
Light in darkness and respect for early American legend and tradition, inform O’kane’s music. Feufollet is a beautiful new song that includes O’Kane playing bones which has recently incorporated into his instrumentation adding a new layer of percussion to his already solid kick drum. In all his music the percussion acts as a heartbeat.
This promises to be an evening of remarkable music, beautiful visuals and dancing. One never knows at a Morgan O’Kane show what else may happen…Fire dancing Juggling, Aerialists…..Be there to find out and experience the remarkable music and traveling circus vibe that a hometown show will inevitably bring.
The live show will include Zeke Healy on steel guitar and trombone, Vic Thrill, who ably produced the song (and O’Kane’s last album) will be sharing the bill.