ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Just like it wouldn’t be the 4th of July without fireworks, it wouldn’t be a tribute to Ithaca music without Johnny Dowd! Teaming up with family members and bandmates from Neon Baptist to the present including Michael Edmondson, Jennifer Edmondson, and Ben Vanderberg to bring us songs by Bobby Comstock and the Counts, The Trailer Parks, King Harvest, and a couple of surprises.
Mike shares, “We’ve chosen a pretty mixed bag even going back to the Ithaca of the 1950s. A lot of local folks may not know about Ithaca’s own Bobby Comstock and The Counts. They were trailblazers and super hip in the early Rock and Roll days.”
Something old, something new, in Downtown Ithaca concert series
July 4, 2017 by Rachel Cera in 14850 Magazine
Something new this week for the CFCU Summer Concert Series in Downtown Ithaca. This Thursday features local musicians covering the classic music of local musicians! The “We’ve Got You Covered” show is hosted by the Cosmic Joke Collective.
CJC organizer Mickie Quinn says the collaborative live performance series, with monthly events upstairs at Lot 10, is an Ithaca outcropping of a monthly artists’ salon formed in New York City in 1999. It’s been running at the downtown bar for nearly three years. Last month, a series of Cosmic Joke Collective performers covered the entire “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”to mark the album’s 50th anniversary.
A concert at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Downtown Ithaca Commons. 14850 file photo.
This time around, CJC performers like Johnny Dowd, Jennifer Edmonson, Jennie Lowe, Vee Da Bee, Chris Bedell, Jen Cork, McKenzie Jones, Mandy Goldman, Samuel B. Lupowitz, and Dan Collins will be playing a musical tribute to other local musicians!
The free show is Thursday, July 6 at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons from 6-8pm as part of the CFCU-sponsored concert series organized by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. As always, beer and wine will be available for sale with ID, and if you buy a reusable cup for a buck, or buy a refill in your reusable cup, you’ll get a ticket in a drawing for a CFCU gift card at the end of the summer.
Which classic tunes from local musicians will be featured in the “We’ve Got You Covered” show? No one’s saying! Better come check it out.
Bigger/ Bolder/Wider than ever!!!
Featuring music from:
5:00–Bright Yung Things
5:20–Chop Chop Chang
7:20–Stand Up Comedy
8:00–Johnny Dowd (Ithaca)
8:59–Planet Mouthhole Fitness Awards
9:00–Crisswell Collective (Knoxville)
9:30–Cat Casual (Louisville)
Totally Free. BYOB.
Johnny Dowd by The Mouthhole Band
Editors note: You can find Johnny’s Mouthhole song if you scroll down to November 30, 2016 on his website.
– HCTF reviews Execute American Folklore
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.
Christmas Party for the self-employed !
At the Dock tonite!
Johnny Dowd is packing heat this Saturday night at the Rongo, releasing not one, but TWO albums at the same time! Johnny’s newest album, Execute American Folklore, has already seen it’s European release, but now he’s sharing it with all of his American friends, starting right here at the Rongo! In addition to the new album, Johnny will also be releasing Neon Baptist Live, featuring live cuts from his first band, Neon Baptist. You know it’s bound to get weird when Johnny comes around.
Special guest Park Doing will open the show at 9:30 p.m. $7 cover at the door.
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