John is celebrating the release of his new CD Family Picnic at a release party gig and collaborative art show opening with other people who have the initials JD. Yeah, it’s a high bar to get in. Not to get in to the show-that’s free. There’s going to be all kinds of Dowd art on the walls and tables, some snacks and drinks, a photo booth and, most importantly, all proceeds go to the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes.
Opening starts at 6. John and Mike will play at 7:30 joined by local Goddess Kim Sherwood-Caso, and Park Doing opens.
This Mike’s not family, but he’s an honorary collaborator by virtue of creating the fine cover design for the Family Picnic cd. You’ll get a copy of his work when you buy the it!
Join us as Johnny Dowd celebrates the release of his new album “Family Picnic” with both a performance and an art show featuring John, his sister Jennifer Edmondson, and niece Jade Dowd Vanderberg.
Johnny, Mike Edmondson, & Kim Sherwood-Caso are pulling out all the stops, and Park Doing is opening the show.
Grayhaven Motel – 657 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, New York 14850
Art show begins at 6:00pm
Music begins at 7:30pm
The art pieces will be available for purchase by making a donation to CRC
(envelopes will be available at the show).
Jyl’s Photobooth will be onsite with Family Picnic props, and there will be treats as well.
Please join & share our Facebook event page.
There’s nuthin’ like a Dowd Family Picnic!
Johnny on his new album, Family Picnic, which will be released March 1:
“I had to dig pretty deep for this one. Not sure how many more tunes I have in me. Tick tock. This record took an unexpected turn to the past — my past. It’s kind of like Wrong Side of Memphis 30 years down the road. Surprisingly little has changed for me (emotionally, that is). I’m still drawn to the same themes — unrequited love, murder, general foolishness. Waltzes and shuffles and boom chuck beats abound. Ice cream chord changes. Plus Kim Sherwood-Caso and Mike Edmondson. What’s not to like? An Americana classic, if I do say so myself.”