Electro-Folk Supergroup to Play Helsinki Hudson

Ryder Cooley

Ryder Cooley

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Platte Clove Nature Theater, a supergroup of Hudson Valley electro-folk talent, brings its unique and theatrical blend of electronic and organic sounds, complex compositions, looped and layered vocals, video projections, aerial movement and more to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, June 7, at 8pm.

A musical collaboration among three visionary performers — Ryder Cooley, Luis Mojica and Fredo Viola – the ensemble offers a veritable musical odyssey, and will be joined by special guest musicians including Melora Creager of Rasputina.

Ryder Cooley plays dark folk songs on accordion, ukulele and musical saw. She performs with the band Dust Bowl Faeries, and co-hosts the weekly Helsinki Open Mic night with Hazel, a taxidermy ram. She is a visual artist and a trapeze artist, too.

London-born Fredo Viola is known internationally for his stunning vocal compositions and experimental visual works. His debut record, “The Turn,” was named #2 album of the year by Les Inrockuptiples in France, and the single from that album, “The Sad Song,” has been used in numerous TV shows and films. Viola currently lives in Woodstock.

Fredo Viola and Luis Mojica

Fredo Viola and Luis Mojica

Luis Mojica casts wild, narrative spells on piano, with dynamic vocals and layers of live beatbox. He boasts an otherworldly three-and-a-half octave vocal range, frequently collaborates with Viola, and is a member of Melora Creager’s supergroup, the Calico Indians, along with Cooley.

Fredo and Luis often perform together, variously recalling such great male duos as the Righteous Brothers, the Thompson Twins, Simon and Garfunkel and They Might Be Giants on acid.

The collective vision of this trio brings a symphonic dreamscape of songs, stories and sounds to the stage.

For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.


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