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.
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).
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.