About Morgan O'Kane
While Morgan O’kane clearly knows his way around the old tunes, he is more interested in creating his own. That’s how the tradition survives – new songs being created on old foundations. This ain’t no revival ; this is a contemporary artist who knows where he comes from. He tours with an amalgam of virtuosic musicians including; New York City’s Dobro genius, Zeke Healy – New Orleans based, Leyla McCalla (Carolina Chocolate Drops) 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 been in NY for seven years or so, released his first album in 2010 and released his second one, Pendulum, in 2011. Morgan also created the sound track for the documentary film, Low Coal, which addresses the coal mining industry in Appalachia. The film, like the music Morgan makes honours the traditions of the Appalachian region but addresses the current struggles faced.