Live @ The Haunt Th 12/21 6pm with the IMOP

                                   ITHACA MUSICIANS OFFICE PARTY

                featuring a jam-packed lineup of Ithaca’s most festive musicians
Beverly Stokes, Bronwen Exter, Fae, Jen Cork, Jennie Lowe, Johnny Dowd, Mary Lorson, Park Doing, Pierce Walsh, Steve Gollnick, Tenzin Chopak, Town Squares, Vee Da Bee, Wingnut, with too many special guests to name!

Co-hosted by Bob Proehl & the Mighty Mickie Quinn

Special appearances by Athena Merlot & Dizzy Discretion from the House of Merlot.

Happy in Holland



Mark Lotterman toured with Johnny last year, and his latest project Holland is an amazing melange of music,art,philosophy,science and poetry.





Following an opening at TAC in Eindhoven, Mark has a Kickstarter campaign to produce a book of this  “…huge collection of more than 100 works of art, lectures, children’s drawings and interviews; all connected to one of the songs of ‘Holland’.”




Johnny and his sister collaborated on a piece for this project you can see at three major exhibitions in Rotterdam: TENT (13-23 oct) opening + book presentation in TENT on October 13 NL = US (20 Oct – 3 Dec) ViaKunst (20 Oct – 17 Nov) There are also two release concerts in Rotterdam, 16 and 17 November in the Union Hall.


 – On Instagram

A Night for Nicholas Hill @Casita Del Polaris


Nicholas Hill (or Hickory to some) suffered a stroke in the beginning of April and has been traveling the long road to recovery since. His family plans to provide for him the best in rehabilitation services. Please support the effort to help Nick on his journey by coming to A Night for Nicholas Hill.

 “I have done his radio show a bunch of times. He’s a real fun guy to be interviewed by because he knows a shit ton about music. He’s the kind of guy that really keeps music alive. Musicians need people like Nick – he makes the local musicians feel like they are doing something worthwhile.”

 – Johnny Dowd   / 

The evening will feature numerous Ithaca area singer songwriters playing original music and celebrating Nick. Performers will include Jennie Lowe, Mary Lorson, Johnny Dowd, Richie Stearns, Anna Coogan, Jen Cork, Angie Beeler, Bert Scholl, Pierce Walsh, Jai and Jonathan Meyerhoff, Polly Wood, Janet Batch, and others. This is the opportunity for all who love Nick to come together and support a truly special member of our community. $10 suggested donation.

Anna and Amanda – Kickstarters and Covers


From Anna Coogans Kickstarter :

My name is Anna Coogan. I am a singer, guitarist, composer, teacher, producer, and teen mentor. I am releasing my first album in four years, The Lonely Cry of Space and Time, on April 28, 2017.

In the last four years, I have taught approximately 2,200 voice lessons, toured Europe three times, scored two silent films, produced three albums, spent hundreds of hours writing and playing with my bandmate Willie, and rediscovered my years of classical voice training. I’ve been a sideman for the first time ever, for Johnny Dowd and Mary Lorson. I’ve built some bridges. I’ve burned a few. This record encompasses all of these things.



Amanda Richards covers First There Was a Funeral by Johnny Dowd:



Just can’t resist-here’s a Johnny version:



Benefit for Food Bank of the Southern Tier – Lot 10

banner_20161126food-bankfbCome support the Turkey Drive of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Tioga Downs Casino will be matching whatever we can raise for the Turkey Drive. We are looking to raise funds for the drive and will not be collecting food items at the event.

Pleased to have a last minute addition to the show. John Dowd will open the show at 9:00 with a solo set. Glad he’s made the time to be part of this benefit. Please help spread the word and we’ll see how many people we can help get meals to this holiday season.

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 – Johnny Dowd

Also Music by:

Johnny Dowd

– Bill Ring & Dave Redmond

– Bad Hand

Alter Koker

– the Fly Rods

and more


Live at The Dock WBVR’s Rock the Waters



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Listen to live local music and support your favorite station!
Saturday August 6th
The Dock
Doors open 7pm


Johnny Dowd
Gabe Tavares
Polly Wood
Samuel Lupowitz

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door

We will have raffles for prizes such as gift cards to Handwork, Viva and the Nines.
Your ticket in gets you a discount on WVBR T-shirts.
Did we mention that The Dock has fantastic food and drinks?
Come rock out while supporting the station!






Rock the Dock WVBR Benefit

I don’t care man. I really don’t care why. Like I said, I would have gotten naked AND had a hot dog eating contest tonight if it would bring in people.
                                                                             – Johnny Dowd, The Dock 2016/8/6

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Soundcheck, hanging around, waiting to go on, and other glamorous rock star activities:

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Live at The Rongo IMOP (Ithaca Musicians Office Party)


Poster_Rongovian,20151220,IMOPLive Auction! Fabulous Food! Lovely Libations!

Join us as we celebrate the season with friends and music and raise funds to support our dear friend, Leah Houghtaling at the IMOP !.

Schedule of Events:

4pm – Johnny Dowd & Michael Edmondson
4:30 – Beverly Stokes & Brooks Miner
5pm – Steve Gollnick & Billy Cote
5:30 – Jennifer Middaugh, Michael Stark, Zaun Marshburn & Brian Dozoretz
6:30 – Park Doing
7pm – Bronwen Exter with Jennifer Middaugh, Mike Stark, John Young, Jason Shegogue & Matthew Saccuccimorano
7:30 – Jennie Lowe Stearns with Mike Stark, Brian Dozoretz, and Matthew Saccuccimorano

With the Mighty Mickie Quinn as your Mistress of Ceremonies.

$10 Suggested Donation

Exciting update- there will be a LIVE auction between performances. Items like a box of Q. Cassetti’s greeting cards, Johnny Dowd’s Cider Vinegar, a massive gift basket from Myer Farm Distillers, and services like babysitting, custom design work, and HAVING YOUR ALBUM MASTERED will all be up for grabs.

Record Mastering by Matt Saccuccimorano $500 Value
Custom Illustration by Mickie Quinn $200 Value
Big Box of Q. Cassetti Gift Cards $75 Value
Massive Basket of Myer Farm Distillers Liquor $270 Value
An original Q. Cassetti Day of the Dead painting 48” x 36”  $500 Value
Rongo Gift Pack: T-Shirt, Pint Glass, Sticker, and a $10 Gift Certificate $45 Value
A bottle of Johnny Dowd’s apple cider vinegar and a copy of “That’s Your Wife on the Back of My Horse” Priceless

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– Original article