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Dust Bowl Fearies are an all lady trio who play songs from the XMALIA album as well as other music from the Ryder repertoire. Ryder & Hazel play accordion, uke & singing saw, Karen Cole plays lapsteel & drum, Sara Ayers plays keyboard.
XMALIA is a collection of songs, and an illustrated book,
based on a musical performance about extinction created by Ryder Cooley in 2011-2012, now performed by the Dust Bowl Faeries, a band composed of Ryder & Hazel with Sara Ayers & Karen Cole
"The huanting performance was part concert, part
theater, part dance, part opera and part circus,
incorporating video, taxidermy, trapeze and other
aerial work as Cooley sang a song-cycle that conjured
up a half-dozen animals that have disappeared from
the planet over the past three hundred years."
Greg Haymes, Nippertown
released 13 March 2013
All songs written by C. Ryder Cooley, 2011-2013.
Recorded by Troy Pohl at Sanctuary for Independent Media 2012
Pyrenean Ibex & Voluptuous Dodo recorded at Bipolarbear Studio & produced by Tommy Stinson 2013. Raiatea Parakeet recorded by Fritz Schwarz at F.S. Audio 2013.
Ryder Cooley: vocals, 6 string tenor ukulele, singing saw, accordion
Corey Aldrich: electric guitar
Nick Matulis: bass
Nick Kopp: drums
Lady Moon: autoharp & backing vocals on Ghosts of Love
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