Live @ The Dock with My Darling Clementine



Johnny Dowd (born March 29, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American alternative country musician. Typical of his style are experimental, noisy breaks in his songs and strong gothic (in the sense of dark and gloomy) elements in the lyrics as well as in the music. There is also a strong undercurrent of black humor and the absurd in his work.

He currently resides in Ithaca, NY.

Although his early albums were most celebrated in the alternative country community, he has never quite fit into any particular genre.

The Dock: Tickets here


HCTF says Stream This Song

Johnny Dowd: stream “A World Without Me” from his new album “Execute American Folklore”

photo: Kat Dalton


Johnny Dowd has posted a stream of A World Without Me, a track from his forthcoming new album Execute American Folklore. There are five day left
                            (Editors note: TWO days left now!)
for his crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo to cover the expenses for recording. He aims to raise $15,000 ($10,039 is in the pocket right now).

The headmaster of trashcan Americana will be on tour in Europe this Fall. Park Doing is the support act for the first two weeks (October 12 through 23) and Mark Lotterman for the final week (October 24 through 30).

Live dates:

  • 07/29 Ithaca, NY @ Casita Del Polaris
  • 08/20 Trumansburg, NY @ Rongovian Embassy
  • 10/12 Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat
  • 10/13 Norderstedt, Germany @ Music Star
  • 10/14 Krefeld, Germany @ Kulturrampe
  • 10/15 Zeist, Netherlands @ De Peppel
  • 10/17 Zurich, Switzerland @ El Lokal
  • 10/20 Liverpool, United Kingdom @ Dumbulls
  • 10/21 Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom @ Edgemoor Hotel
  • 10/22 Farndale, United Kingdom @ The Band Room
  • 10/23 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ 02 ABC2
  • 10/25 London, United Kingdom @ The Islington
  • 10/26 Eye, United Kingdom @ The Bank Eye
  • 10/27 Sheffield, United Kingdom @ Greystones
  • 10/29 Zemst, Belgium @ GC de Melkerij
  • 10/30 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Bureau Beukorkest at TAC

HCTF review of That’s Your Wife on the Back of My Horse.

 – Original Article





Live at The John Barleycorn with Park Doing


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Join Johnny, Mike and Anna at the local bar you’ve been missing since Ithaca lost ChappiesThe John Barleycorn.

Special guest Park Doing will be opening for John as he will be on the upcoming EU tour:


Johnny Dowd website

Lincoln Center Poetry Slam

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All the rock stars got to Lincoln Center early, so there was lots of time to visit with old friends and new.

Then soundcheck…

Pre-show and merch set up…














And it’s clobberin’ time…


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(Thanks to Violet and Ben for making photos while we made movies)

More music…

More poetry…


And finally, a great job by Bent Knee, bringing the show to a rousing conclusion:














Live at The Rongo with B33t Juic3 and Badhand


One man band showcase, plus Johnny’s Better Thirds at The Rongovian