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Johnny Dowd

“Sometimes music shouldn’t be easy, and instead should be mysterious, idiosyncratic and the work of a true maverick. So we should welcome the arrival of a new Johnny Dowd album. . . . Never a man to run from the truth, if there was any justice, this guy would be a legend.”

— Acoustic Magazine (UK), September 2016

“Imagine if Hank Williams had mutated into Captain Beefheart, acquiring a bunch of primitive electronic equipment along the way, and you’ll get some idea of where Johnny Dowd is at on Execute American Folklore. . . . Gloriously deviant.“

— Andy Gill, The Independent (London)

 

(Editors note: For those in the know, there’ll be a Party Here tonite!)

 

 

Live @Quinn’s

– photo by Kat Dalton

Special Sunday Showcase: Johnny DOWD! wsg: Aging Womanizer

Tickets are $10 to see the legend himself, Johnny Dowd!
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“Imagine if Hank Williams had mutated into Captain Beefheart, acquiring a bunch of primitive electronic equipment along the way, and you’ll get some idea of where Johnny Dowd is at on Execute American Folklore. . . . Gloriously deviant.“

Andy Gill, The Independent (London)

http://www.johnnydowd.com/

The Independent reviews Execute American Folklore

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  • By Andy Gill
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Johnny Dowd – Execute American Folklore – 4/5

Download this: Whiskey Ate My Brain; Sexual Revolution; Last Laugh; Funkalicious

Imagine if Hank Williams had mutated into Captain Beefheart, acquiring a bunch of primitive electronic equipment along the way, and you’ll get some idea of where Johnny Dowd is at on Execute American Folklore. The songs, narrated in Dowd’s ornery, fatalist drawl, feature his usual cast of hapless characters adrift in a world of mordant ill-fortune, but this time they are driven by mutant funk grooves crafted with buzzing, quacking synthesisers. “Unease And Deviance” sets the tone, harsh drum-machine driving its account of “twisted terror, vicious pleasure”; before the protagonists of “Sexual Revolution” and “Rhumba In The Park” suffer their below-the-belt blows. But balancing this is the maniacal glee with which Dowd recounts the detriments of booze and drugs in “Whiskey Ate My Brain”, climaxing in the album’s most wonderfully tortured burst of guitar noise. Gloriously deviant.

 – Original Article

Real Roots Cafe reviews Execute American Folklore

Johnny Dowd, Execute American Folklore

  • By Martin Overheul

Sinds hij in 1997 debuteerde met het uiterst eigenzinnige Wrong Side of Memphis bouwt Johnny Dowd gestaag voort aan zijn hoogstpersoonlijke muzikale universum. Pogingen om hem in een muzikaal hokje te duwen, zijn gedoemd te mislukken. Ooit werd zijn muziek gecatalogeerd als alt country, maar door de jaren heen gebruikte hij steeds meer elementen in zijn songs die nauwer aanleunen bij de wereld van Captain Beefheart dan die van alt-country coryfeeën als Whiskeytown of Green on Red. Dowd maakt er trouwens een goede gewoonte van om zich niet te laten vastpinnen in één bepaald hokje want hij kijkt met veel plezier, en soms zelfs bepaald gulzig, over de schutting van andere stijlen met de bedoeling de beste elementen in zijn muziek te mengen. Op Execute American Folklore, volgens mijn telling zijn twintigste album, haalt deze nijvere doe-het-zelver er ook nog eens een fikse dosis elektronica bij en in de meeste gevallen leidt dat tot resultaten die mij best bevallen.Johnny Dowd neemt ook nu het leeuwendeel van de instrumenten en zang op zich, maar laat de achtergrondzang én in Brains-a-Flame ook de leadzang over aan een bij tijden felle Anna Coogan die zich zo te horen opperbest voelt in het gezelschap van Dowd. Die kruisbestuiving leidt tot een album dat zich mijlenver ophoudt van het soort muziek dat Dowd aan het begin van zijn loopbaan maakte. De eerste associatie die ik maakte toen ik opener Unease and Deviance en songs als Last Laugh en Freddie hoorde was overigens niet Don Van Vliet maar de Australische band Flash and the Pan. Wellicht zal die evolutie hem een paar fans kosten, maar daar heeft Dowd nog echt wakker van gelegen. De man gaat zijn eigen gang en zal dat hopelijk nog lang blijven doen. Hij heeft er de creativiteit en ondertussen de leeftijd voor. Er verschijnen tegenwoordig al meer dan genoeg onderling inwisselbare plaatjes. (Mother Jinx Records)

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Since his debut in 1997 with the extremely quirky Wrong Side of Memphis Johnny Dowd builds steadily continue his highly personal musical universe. Attempts to push him into a musical box, are doomed to fail. Once his music was classified as alt country, but throughout the years he used more and more elements in his songs more closely linked to the world of Captain Beefheart than alt-country stars like Whiskeytown or Green on Red. Dowd is there actually a good habit not to be pinned down to one particular booth because he looks with the intention of pleasure, and even certain greedy, over the fence of other styles to mix the best elements in his music. Execute American Folklore, according to my count his twentieth album, takes these industrious do-it-yourselfer is also a hefty dose electronics at and in most cases this leads to results that best suit me.

Johnny Dowd also now takes the lion’s share of the instruments and vocals himself, but let the background vocals and in Brains-a-Flame also lead vocals on an at times fierce Anna Coogan who are about to hear supreme best feeling in the company of Dowd. This cross-fertilization leads to an album that is a far cry from the kind of music ends Dowd made at the beginning of his career. The first association I made when I open unease and Deviance and songs like Last Laugh and Freddie heard was, moreover, not Don Van Vliet, the Australian band Flash and the Pan. Perhaps this trend will cost him a few fans, but Dowd has kept awake located. The man goes his own way and will hopefully continue to do so far.He has the creativity and meanwhile the age. There now appear more than enough interchangeable plates. (Mother Jinx Records)

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Execute American Folklore Tour – The Greystones

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Execute American Folklore Tour – The Islington

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Johnny Dowd’s new record is called “Execute American Folklore” – a grum title for a jolly record. It will be released in September Once again he played all the instruments, with assistance from his trusty drum machines. Anna Coogan contributed some really fine vocals. “I think this is the best stick-in-your-CD-player-and-drive-around record I have made. It has some killer grooves, if I do say so myself. I hope you dig it.” The album will be released early fall.

Ever since Johnny Dowd made his first record in 1997, “Wrong Side of Memphis,” he has been the alternative to the alternative. He has walked a twisted path through nearly every genre of American music. Each of his dozen albums has been an equal mix of Hank Williams and Captain Beefheart. Along the way, he has collaborated with artists as diverse as Jim White and The Mekons and toured with Neko Case and Beukorkest.

http://www.johnnydowd.com/

 – Original Article

JDF note:

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Execute American Folklore Tour – TAPE

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Recently added to his Euro tour, Johnny Dowd will be joining us here at TAPE Community Arts Centre on 24 October 2016.

Support from Mexican Walking Fish (Acoustic)

Tickets are £8, doors are at 7pm.  Ages 14+.


“Sometimes music shouldn’t be easy, and instead should be mysterious, idiosyncratic and the work of a true maverick. So we should welcome the arrival of a new Johnny Dowd album. . . . Never a man to run from the truth, if there was any justice, this guy would be a legend.“

— Acoustic Magazine (UK)

“Imagine if Hank Williams had mutated into Captain Beefheart, acquiring a bunch of primitive electronic equipment along the way, and you’ll get some idea of where Johnny Dowd is at on Execute American Folklore. . . . Gloriously deviant.“

— Andy Gill, The Independent (London)

 – Original Article

JDF Note:

Park Doing

 

Tonight is Park Doing‘s last show this tour-Do not miss!

Execute American Folklore Tour – O2 ABC

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Ever since Johnny Dowd released his first record in 1997, Wrong Side of Memphis, he has been the alternative to the alternative. Walking a twisted path through nearly every genre of American music, each of his dozen albums has been an equal mix of Hank Williams and Captain Beefheart. Along the way, he has collaborated with artists as diverse as Jim White and The Mekons and toured with Neko Case and Beukorkest.

Dowd supports his latest album, Execute American Folklore, on a new European tour.

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Execute American Folklore Tour – Edgemoor Hotel

 

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On tour from the USA, the amazing Johnny Dowd band (including Anna Coogan and Mike Edmondson) with support from Park Doing – the Edgemoor Hotel, Haytor Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9LE – Doors 7.15.pm – starts 8.00pm – Tickets £15.00. More information and tickets on website

Johnny’s latest album “Execute American Folklore” has just been released to critical acclaim. “There’s intense and there’s Johnny Dowd. He’s Nick Cave with a hangover. Hank’s lonesome whistle spat through Waits’s grinder, with Beefheart on the side.” – Peter Watts, Time Out. You will not get a better chance to experience authentic, courageous, contemporary American music here on our doorstep. We guarantee an unforgettable evening of gothic, junkyard Americana.

Johnny’s first national exposure in the UK came in 2003 in the beautiful, illuminating and highly recommended BBC Arena documentary ‘Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus’, a musical and sociological road trip through the ‘poor white’ southern states. It’s free to view on iPlayer

A really big thank you to you all for enabling us to bring exciting world-class talent to our doorstep.

 – Photos thanks to Matthew North as posted on Facebook