05/20/2013 05:14 pm ET

Meet New York's Banjo-Playing Journeyman

Tara Israel

From hopping freight trains in West Virginia to living in a trailer park in Brooklyn, Morgan O’Kane is New York’s banjo-playing, tambourine-toting, hillbilly-punk journeyman.

“That’s all I take with me,” Morgan O’Kane says with a slight drawl, nodding at the worn suitcase by the door. The battered box sits on one end, like a chunk of faded driftwood awaiting high tide.

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