× Morgan O'Kane releases 'The One They Call The Wind' and tours Europe

Morgan O'Kane releases 'The One They Call The Wind' and tours Europe


Yesterday Morgan O'Kane released his 3rd full lenght album, 'The One They Call The Wind' officially and the end of this week O'Kane and his band will embark on a extensive European tour. It's starting in Ireland and runs through the United Kingdom, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Austra and Germany. A full list of shows is posted at the bottom of this message.

The American Songwriter Magazine have premiered the song 'Monarchs' of the new album. Holler over and listen to it over here. 'Monarchs' is a song about direction, as well-- about how we all have a built-in compass that guides us along: Monarchs in the wind/Remember where they've been/Holding on to life/Migration in flight.

For the past handful of years, O’Kane has been actively involved in the Anti-Mountaintop Removal movement, and has aided the efforts of the Mountain Justice Organization. In fact, Morgan and band-mate, Sufi wizard Ezekiel Healy provided the score for Jordan Freeman’s powerful documentary film, Low Coal, a must-see for anyone interested in issues of inequality and the affects of corporate and political decisions on the working class.

But like historical folk/blues predecessors Phil Ochs, Woody Guthrie, Reverend Gary Davis, Aunt Molly Jackson and the late Pete Seeger, among others, of course, transformative personal events are put to light, first and foremost…

The new album features a noteworthy posse of music maker friends- Moyse IV, who also plays with the Hackensaw Boys; Healy on dobro; NYC brass band veteran J.R. Hankins on flugelhorn, and Liam Crill on drums, (Kings of Nuthin). NYC-based chanteuse Domino Kirke also guests on backing vocals for a number of the album’s tunes.

2014.05.01 Dundalk (IRL) @ Spirit Store
2014.05.02 Wexford (IRL) @ The Sky And The Ground
2014.05.03 Kilkenny (IRL) @ Kilkenny Roots Festival
2014.05.04 Kilkenny (IRL) @ Kilkenny Roots Festival
2014.05.05 Comber (IRL) @ Enler Blues Club
2014.05.06 Derry (IRL) @ Liberty Tree folk club
2014.05.07 Cork (IRL) @ Crane Lane Theatre
2014.05.08 Bristol (UK) @ Stag & Hounds
2014.05.09 Aldeburgh (UK) @ The Pumphouse
2014.05.11 Cardiff (UK) @ The Moon Club
2014.05.13 Birmingham (UK) @ Kitchen Garden Cafe
2014.05.14 London (UK) @ Whats Cookin
2014.05.15 Geel (BE) @ Bacchus Cafe
2014.05.17 Utrecht (NL) @ Tivoli de Helling
2014.05.20 Amiens (FR) @ Couleur Cafe
2014.05.22 Léon (FR) @ The Olympic Cafe
2014.05.23 Rotterdam (NL) @ Het Klooster
2014.05.24 Cambrai (FR) @ American Journeys Festival

2014.05.25 Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
2014.05.26 Valladolid (ESP) @ Teatro Zorrilla
2014.05.28 Zaragosa (ESP) @ Explosivo Club
2014.05.29 Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
2014.05.30 Gijon (ESP) @ Savoy
2014.05.31 Bilbao (ESP) @ Umore Ona
2014.06.01 Madrid (ESP) @ Hell Paso
2014.06.02 Marseille (FR) @ TBA
2014.06.06 Vienna (AT) @ Einbaumoebel
2014.06.09 Tubingen (DE) @ Hausbar Munzgasse 13
2014.06.10 Krefeld (DE) @ Kulturrampe
2014.06.11 Berlin (DE) @ Auster Club
2014.06.13 Mannheim (DE) @ Blau
2014.06.14 Nijmegen (NL) @ Kids N Billies
2014.06.15 Arnhem (NL) @ Park Open
2014.06.15 Leeuwarden (NL) @ Jailbreak Festival
2014.06.17 Amsterdam (NL) @ Nieuwe Anita
2014.06.18 Amsterdam (NL) @ Sugarfactory
2014.06.19 Middelburg (NL) @ Kaffee het Hof
2014.06.20 Waardamme (BE) @ Muddy Roots Europe