As a bit of a bloggish prelude to upcoming shows with Pere Ubu, here’s shots from John’s mini tour of the south in June. He played some crazy cool venues, and there were a few adventures…
John and Mike had a whole day and night to recoup at the swanky Hotel BobNJackie. And no, they don’t take reservations.
It’s along drive to Nashville, so you gotta stop and eat in W Va. And if you gotta eat in W Va, you’d best go to Mama Kay’s.
In addition to food, there is employment, so John made a quick career change to tire salesman.
Hours later, having sold only one tire (to himself), profit margins proved slim,so it’s on to the Big Bucks at Mouthhole (F)ester.
You remember the Mouthhole, right, who had a fundraiser for Johnny’s fundraiser and wrote all those sick Name Songs for contributors? Johnny wrote a song for them, too,which you can find eventually if you scroll around his website…
The Mouthhole (F)ester being dark and deep and awesomely funky, images were not so clear. As it should be in the best of underground venues.
(Johnny’s own take on the tour:
Just got back from a mini southern tour: Local 506 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown, West Virginia; and Mouthhole Festival in Nashville, Tennessee.All three gigs were a ton of fun. Mike Edmondson and I dubbed ourselves the Muggles Brothers for this tour. Jennifer Edmondson came with us and was a great help with the merch table. In Chapel Hill, I was able to visit with my sister and her husband who gave me an awesome madras jacket from the sixties! Thanks to the clubs for booking us and the people who came out to see us. Give yourself a big hand.
One of the highlights of the tour was an out-of-the-world lunch at Mama Kay’s in Princeton, West Virginia. The food was great, and the owners really made us feel at home. If you are in the area, check it out. Tell them Johnny sent you.)
important announcement?—my record of public domain tunes is now recorded[for the second time-the first version was awful]—it will be called [i think] TWINKLE TWINKLE–it’s pretty wack in a folky kind of way—look for me at the grammies—hang down yer head tom dooley yo
– Johnny Dowd
Big news: I have some dates in November opening for one of my all-time favorite bands, Pere Ubu!
November 9: Hill Country DC; Washington, DC
November 21: Woodward Theater; Cincinnati, OH
Ticket links on my Tours page here.
Also, my new record, “Twinkle, Twinkle,” is being mixed and will be released in December. I’m heading to Europe in January.
See you down the road.
Johnny Dowd: new album “Twinkle, Twinkle”
Johnny Dowd has finished recording an album with public domain tunes. It might be called Twinkle, Twinkle and will be released on his own label Mother Jinx Records:
Howdy all. I have finished tracking my new record, tentatively titled Twinkle, Twinkle. All the songs are in the public domain — “Tom Dooley,” “St. James Infirmary,” “Red River Valley,” “Rock of Ages” . . . you get the picture. It features Anna Coogan and Mike Edmondson on vocals. If you ever wondered what folk music would sound like in an electronic setting, this is it. I’ll release it on my own label, Mother Jinx Records. Not sure when. I’ll keep you posted.
HCTF review of Execute American Folklore.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
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:
– Thanks to Rob Szczerba for photos of the Greystones show 2016
– Thanks to Russell Lewis for photos of The Bank show 2016
Mucho creds to the awesome photographers who generously share their photos with us. Readers may notice a slow loading of these pages, as our policy is to give the photos their due, and we generally upload at full res. Trust us, it’s worth the wait!
Johnny Dowd: nieuw album Execute American Folklore
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”??
i wonder if anybody would be interested in booking me for a house party?