Dust Bowl Faeries and Thin Edge Films Team Up to Bring Concert & Video Event to Athens

ATHENS – The Hudson Valley-based dark carnival band Dust Bowl Faeries is teaming up with Thin Edge Films to concoct a cinematic evening of music and video projections at the historic Athens Church. The church, formerly known as Trinity Episcopal, is in the process of being transformed into an event space by Athens resident Carol Bernard. Located at 12 S. Franklin St. in downtown Athens, NY, the church will lend a gothic mystique to the evening. Co-presented by Athens Cultural Center, the concert is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, September 24th at 8:00 p.m. 

Film faerie Lisa M. Thomas (Thin Edge Films) will project a selection of avant-garde videos created with the Dust Bowl Faeries during the concert, including the premiere of Lost in Time, a new music novella inspired by a song by Hudson artist Dennis Herbert, and shot within a stone’s throw of the Gregorian Athens church. The band will perform a selection of original gothic-folk songs, featuring several new songs from their forthcoming EP. 

A faerie-tale fusion of dark cabaret, gothic polka, and post-punk music, Dust Bowl Faeries is a dark-carnival band from the New York Hudson Valley. The band’s eclectic repertoire of songs draws inspiration from circus songs, murder ballads, and Eastern European folk tunes. Accordion, singing saw, acoustic guitar, lap-steel, bass, and percussion combine to create the Dust Bowl Faeries otherworldly sound. The band was founded by Ryder Cooley (faerie queen) and her taxidermy spirit animal, Hazel the Ram. 

Dust Bowl Faeries (photo by Stephen Spera)

Lisa M. Thomas has been working in film and television since graduating from Evergreen State College. Lisa is the President and Co-Founder of Thin Edge Films and has worked for NBC, PBS, HBO, Adult Swim, Maysles Films, and Augenblick Studios. Since 2018 Lisa has been collaborating with Ryder Cooley and Dust Bowl Faeries as director/producer of their music videos. Together with the faeries she has released Sirens, Zebra, Vampire Tango, and most recently, the music novella Candy Store.

The concert takes place on September 24 at 8:00 p.m. Donations are suggested.

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