PRESENTED BY KEVIN
BIO - Morgan O'kane is an exuberant and intensely talented musician from Charlottesville, Virginia. His distinct sound is an evolution of his work with "scum billy" band Casa De Chihuahua and time spent playing in the New York Subway system. In 2010 Morgan is emerging above ground, equipped with a suitcase, kick pedal, banjo, a sense of urgency and a debut full length recording,"Nine Lives".
From the Mountaintop removal protests of West Virginia, to the clubs of Williamsburg/Brooklyn, to the pubs of Belfast and through Holland and back again, these days O'kane's soulful war cry can be heard for miles.
A capable one man band, Morgan is often accompanied around the globe by a revolving door of inspirational musicians including fiddle player Ferd Moyse of the Hackensaw boys, Dobro player Ezekiel Healy, Banjo "ninja" Philip Roebuck, and cellists Ben Sollee and Leyla McCalla. After hearing Morgans first full length release "Nine Lives" your sorrows will be drowned, your spirits lifted, and all your ideas of what it means to play the banjo will be dismantled.
Tune in again!