Reflections on Executing the Folklore Tour


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– Thanks to Rob Szczerba for photos of the Greystones show 2016

– Thanks to Steven Mead for photos of the Islington show 2016

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– Thanks to Russell Lewis for photos of The Bank show 2016

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Execute American Folklore Tour – The Islington



Johnny Dowd’s new record is called “Execute American Folklore” – a grum title for a jolly record. It will be released in September Once again he played all the instruments, with assistance from his trusty drum machines. Anna Coogan contributed some really fine vocals. “I think this is the best stick-in-your-CD-player-and-drive-around record I have made. It has some killer grooves, if I do say so myself. I hope you dig it.” The album will be released early fall.

Ever since Johnny Dowd made his first record in 1997, “Wrong Side of Memphis,” he has been the alternative to the alternative. He has walked a twisted path through nearly every genre of American music. Each of his dozen albums has been an equal mix of Hank Williams and Captain Beefheart. Along the way, he has collaborated with artists as diverse as Jim White and The Mekons and toured with Neko Case and Beukorkest.

 – Original Article

JDF note:

20161015lotterman_tourThis is Mark Lotterman‘s first show of the tour-sure to be killer!



Going Underground Rings in the New Year Johnny Dowd Style


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Thanks to  Leo Hoek van Dijke, a selection from the London show at The Islington will be aired Jan 1st @ 14 H CEST ( 8 H EST) and 20 H CEST (14 H EST) on Going Underground
An interview with John and Mark Lotterman in Rotterdam will be aired Friday January 1st at 19 H CEST.

Editors note: Check it out the full interview below:



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Islington by Marcus Bastel

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-photographs by Marcus Bastel


That’s Your Wife Tour Day 6 – First There Was An Interview, Then There Was a Bar



House of Mercy Radio will broadcast an interview and Johnny and Mike playing some tunes. Barry has a radio station in his back yard – cool beyond belief – ruled benignly by a one eyed cat.















The Islington was packed and enthusiastic. You have to do an encore when the crowd calls your name like a football chant.



The Lotterman Diaries

12 april –  Londen
Uitverkochte show in de Islington – Londen. Johnny was op z’n best vanavond. Hij heeft zelfs een worst nagedaan. Er kwamen na de show twee meisjes op me af die me ‘gorgeous’ vonden; ik ben maar snel weggelopen.

April 12 – London
Sold out show at the Islington – London. Johnny was at his best tonight. He even copied a sausage. Two girls approached me after the show who thought I was ‘ ggegeous’ ; I ran away quickly.