Live @ Casita 7/13 9:30 with Tzar

Johnny Dowd super group, TZAR, JD & Mike E.

Johnny Dowd Super Group
feat. Johnny, Kim Sherwood Caso, Brian Wilson, Michael Stark


Johnny Dowd & Mike Edmondson

3 sets of music, 9:30pm sharp showtime!
Casita Del Polaris



Check out the fun at this previous Casita show :


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.

Live at Casita del Polaris


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Town Squares = LukeG\Tenor\Joe
Fuzzpunk oldies with noice 3-part harmonies

Johnny Dowd & the Sex Robots
Fuck yes.

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Just how fun could it be? Check it out:






Live at Casita del Polaris (and Indie on Demand)

That’s Sat. 7/30, NOT Friday like Facebook is so lying about…


On another note, here’s a message from Johnny’s IndieGoGo campaign:

July 4, 2016:  We were getting requests for perks after the campaign closed, so we put the campaign into “In Demand” which makes perks available again.

Funds raised over goal will go to costs connected to Johnny’s new record and his October tour to promote it. Thanks again, everyone!


(Our chance to get another Zolar tee so the JDF crew can appear at all future Halloween parties dressed as a moving company.)

To start with, if you loved A Drunkards Masterpiece, you gotta claim this perk:

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“This is a gorgeous watercolor by artist Kurt Herrmann which we reproduced on the cover of Johnny’s 2008 CD, “A Drunkard’s Masterpiece.” Painting is 6¾ x 7¾ inches (12¾ x 14¼ inches, including mat and wood frame). Matted and framed to archival standards.”

Okay, fine, we get it – what you REALLY want is a song written about you by Johnny:

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“Become immortalized in song. Johnny will write a song about you and record it. He’ll send it to you on CD-R, along with the handwritten lyrics. Just give him a few details about your life. Or, if you prefer, the song can be about someone or something else. Who knows, maybe it will be on Johnny’s next record? You can keep the recording to yourself or share with the world, as long as you don’t charge anyone for it. (Johnny will retain songwriting rights.)”


.This mother of all perks won’t run out, though. We know he can do it, no matter how many requests he gets, because his song book already tops 300. Fact!


Hell, be the crazy mofo that got both! But Do It NOW!


(PS Never hesitate-here’s the perk you missed:
“Hello everyone. I added a new perk today—my Electro Harmonix DRM-16. It’s almost like a band member. I used it on just about every record I’ve made. You can hear it in this video for “Betty”:
Video by Louk Voncken
(PPS Here’s the genius who got it performing awesomely Bad Songs for JD supporters one and all:  The Mouthholes )








Live at the Lincoln Center David Rubenstein Atrium


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Johnny Dowd and his band return to New York City after a 10-year hiatus during which Dowd built a large and passionate following in Europe, and released five albums of his unique, alternative blues filtered through country, rock, R&B, experimental, and electronic lenses. The night also spotlights a performance by Bent Knee, a genre-defying, art-rock collective from Boston. The Independent Music Award program continues its 15-year commitment to raising the profile of extraordinary indie artists, labels and their releases.

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Noisy alt-country outsider Johnny Dowd will be performing two hometown shows in Ithaca this month. He returns to New York for a free show @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on March 10 as part of the Independent Music Awards program. Also on the bill: indie art rock band Bent Knee.

By Hans Werksman,

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Dear friends….here’s the latest in the world of Johnny Dowd:

He has a new band member: the talented Anna Coogan (shown above with Johnny). She’ll be performing with Johnny and Mike Edmondson at the Lincoln Center show on March 10 and will also be on the European tour in October.

If you’re in the New York City area, do try to catch the Lincoln Center show—Johnny doesn’t get to New York very often. It’s in the David Rubenstein Atrium and free. It’s one of the Independent Music Awards’ (IMA) two shows a year at the Atrium. Thanks again to Martin Folkman at IMA for inviting Johnny to do this. Click here for more information about the show.

Johnny also wanted me to tell you he is clean-shaven now (no more beard or mustache).


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A little JD history for you:

>Alt. Country Album Winner for Cruel Words 7th Annual  Independent Music AwardsJudge >8th Annual Independent Music Awards