DUST BOWL FAERIES is an ethereal gothic-folk ensemble with a dark cabaret twist. LUIS MOJICA uses piano, loops and beatbox to cast wild narrative spells. Join the two bands for a magical night at their all-time favorite venue, CLUB HELSINKI in Hudson NY. Tickets are $10, reservations recommended.
Dust Bowl Faeries
The unique compositions of Dust Bowl Faeries have roots in Gypsy, klezmer, and vaudeville music. Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lapsteel, electric guitar and percussion combine to create the Dust Bowl Faeries’ otherworldly sound. The band was founded by artist-musician Ryder Cooley in 2013. Ryder – who co-hosts the weekly Helsinki Hudson open-mic night – is accompanied by Karen Cole, Jen DuBois and JoAnn Stevelos. Hazel, a taxidermy sheep, performs with the Dust Bowl Fairies as mascot spirit animal/gogo dancer. The group released their debut album (produced by Seth Rogovoy) earlier this year. dustbowlfaeries.com
weaves words, chants, and sounds through a loop pedal combining Baroque-style compositions with beatbox and pop percussion. After spending four years in the mountains, Luis has emerged with his debut studio album, titled “Wholesome.” The album features Melora Creager (of Rasputina) on cello and Brian Viglione (of Dresden Dolls/Violent Femmes) on drums. luismojica.com
DUST BOWL FAERIES & LUIS MOJICA ARE ON TOUR through December 2016, please visit their websites to see upcoming shows.