Indie-Folk Artists to Perform ‘Musical Ritual for the Earth’ at Helsinki Hudson

Dust Bowl Faeries (photo Noah Fowler)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Regional indie-folk artists Dust Bowl Faeries and Luis Mojica join forces for “Tear of the Clouds: A Musical Ritual for the Earth,” at Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, May 7, at 8pm. Pre-show music will be provided by Hudson guitarist Rick Warren.

Tear of the Clouds is a unique performance of collaborative music, dance, and ritual created by Dust Bowl Faeries and Luis Mojica. The performers will interweave songs throughout the night to raise awareness, inspire minds, and offer hope, with deep intentions of healing the Earth and its people. Video, trapeze, and a special Butoh dance by Jenn Hicks will round out the evening’s program.

The compositions of Dust Bowl Faeries have roots in Gypsy, folk, 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 artist­musician Ryder Cooley, co-hostess of the Helsinki Hudson Open Mic. Ryder is accompanied by Karen Cole, Jen DuBois and JoAnn Stevelos. Hazel, a taxidermy sheep, performs with the Dust Bowl Fairies as mascot spirit animal.

Luis Mojica 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.

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

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