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.
Just got back from a super fun tour of Europe. The crowds were great. They really opened their hearts (and wallets) to me and the Sex Robots.
I want to thank Mike Edmondson and Anna Coogan. They rocked it every night and did all the hard work behind the scenes (driving, merch sales, getting me out of bed). Also want to thank Mark Lotterman and Park Doing. They did the support on the tour and lit a fire under me every night (and also helped with the practical stuff).
Thanks to Sedate Bookings for a great job booking the tour, to Artist on the Road for supplying the van and equipment, and to Del Day of Ark PR for promo. It’s a pleasure doing business with you guys. And last, but not least, thanks to Kat Dalton, my wife and manager. Without her hard work, there would be no tour or indeed no Johnny Dowd music career.
Below are some of my photos from my instant camera which Kat got for me for the tour.
— Johnny courtesy of his website
We weren’t there (tragedy!), so all photos courtesy of Mike,Anna,Park and various Facebook Friends. Kinda in order, maybe not, but you get the picture…
First and often, the band steals it’s own soul,selfie-style:
And always, you gotta get from here to there:
Then Johnny Dowd and the Sex Robots Rock the House:
For down time, we have:
And lots and lots of sitting around:
Eventually, though, Real Life intrudes, flying everybody home:
Christmas Party for the self-employed !
At the Dock tonite!
Ik denk dat ik inmiddels een ceedeetje of veertien heb van Johnny Dowd. Maar 1 fan maakt natuurlijk nog geen zomer. Dus zag ook Johnny Dowd zich genoodzaakt om zijn nieuwe album te financieren d.m.v. crowdfunding. Fans konden onder meer ere-werknemer van zijn verhuisbedrijf Zolar Moving Company worden.
“Execute American Folklore” wordt de titel van het album dat 9 september verschijnt.
1 oktober start er een Europese tour. Onderstaand de Nederlandse concertdata.
I think I now have a ceedeetje fourteen Johnny Dowd. But one fan, of course, does not make a summer. Also saw Johnny Dowd forced to finance his new album via crowdfunding. Fans could be more honorary employee of his moving company Zolar Moving Company.
“Execute American Folklore” is the title of the album September 9 appears.
October 1 will start a European tour. Below are the Dutch tour dates.
Date location place support act
WED OCT 12 patronage Haarlem, Netherlands Park Doing
SAT OCT 15 the Peppel Zeist, Netherlands Park Doing
SUN OCT 30 Office Beukorkest at TAC Eindhoven, Netherlands
– Translation by Google
Editors note: “ceedeetje”??
Thanks, Ganesh. See you next year!
Special thanks to Herman Straalman for generously supplying us with photos!
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