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NORTH OF NASHVILLE / MORGAN O’KANE / NATHAN XANDER
Nov 30, 2013 @ 8:00 pm| $10
North of Nashville
Somewhere between Waylon Jennings, Mumford and Sons and Zac Brown, you’ll find North of Nashville (named “Band To Watch” by the Portland Press Herald, March 2013). The outlaw country duo keeps one foot planted in tradition and the other in a wild and lawless territory of American roots music. Whether you’re a Country fan or not, we’ll bet you’ve never seen anything like North of Nashville in any direction of Music City.
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 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.
“On The Fear, Nathan Xander takes a bold and reaching step to transform himself from a solo folk singer into a main stage commodity. The rich textures of his voice power through the chords, be it acoustic or electric, and conjure memories of smoke and sawdust. At its core, The Fear is roots rock and a big chunk of Americana. This album is honest and filled with heart, fear, and ultimately faith.” – Deli Magazine
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Venue: Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Contact: (718) 638-4400 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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