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Folk Heroes: Meet Brad Cook of Megafaun

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Megafaun: Joe Westerlund, Brad Cook, and Phil Cook I Photo by D.L. Anderson
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Warm, hearty, back-porch folk is back in town tonight. That's right. Durham's own Megafaun will be gracing the Echo in support of their new mini-album, Heretofore, which will be out on HomeTapes later this spring. Since the disbanding of their previous band DeYarmond Edison (with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon) in 2006, the trio: brothers Phil and Brad Cook and drummer, Joe Westerlund, have acquired a reputation for raucous live shows that are heavy on audience participation. We caught up with Brad Cook, before his show in San Francisco last night and chatted about what a mini-album actually was, his jazz ambitions, and Gram Parson's corpse. Here is some of what was said. Megafaun - Kaufman's Ballad