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 8: Club Cafe; Pittsburgh, PA November 9: Hill Country DC; Washington, DC November 21: Woodward Theater; Cincinnati, OH
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.
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.
Johnny Dowd has unveiled the cover art for his forthcoming new album Execute American Folklore. Drawing made by Melle de Boer, design by Kat Dalton. There are 12 days to go (Editors note: FOUR!)
for his crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo to cover the expenses for recording He aims to raise $15,000 ($8,470 is in the pocket right now).
It’s been less than a week, and Johnny’s IndieGoGo campaign is really rocking. We at Johnny Dowd Fan are thrilled to see folks stepping up to show their support, and we hope Johnny is feelin’ the love. But if you think we’re gonna let y’all nab the killer perks before we do just cuz we’re nice, you’ve got another think coming… Better jump on it before we do!
(PS Even if you haven’t got a nickle to spare, help Johnny out by sharing on all your interweb social media tubes.)
May 23, 2016
Frame from Johnny’s Indiegogo video. Go to Indiegogo page to watch the video! (Link below)
I just launched my Indiegogo campaign for my new album. I think you’ll like the perks: the new album, Neon Baptist CDs, t-shirts, and more. Please check it out here:
Leftfield singer-songwriter Johnny Dowd is raising money via Indiegogo to cover the expenses for recording his new album Execute American Folklore. He aims to raise $15,000:
Like many musicians today, I no longer have record company support and have to finance my own projects. Fortunately, I have my own studio. But I need to pay engineers for recording, mixing, and mastering. I also hired a vocalist for this record. Then I will have the costs of manufacturing, promotion, design, photography, shipping to distributor in the UK, and the fees connected to this Indiegogo campaign.I will be grateful for any help you can offer to get my latest and greatest, “Execute American Folklore,” into your hands.
Perks include a double CD with rare live material recorded his first band Neon Baptist and T-shirts making the buyer an honorary employee of Zolar Moving Company, the moving business in Ithaca, NY, that Johnny and his business partner Dave Hinkle have run for decades.
HCTF review of That’s Your Wife on the Back of My Horse.
We’re honored to announced the first appearance of Johnny Dowd on an Ithaca Underground event! As many of you are aware, Johnny has been bringing experimentation, black humor, & the absurd, with 20+ studio recordings, live albums, & EPs.
Jealousy Mountain Duo have cancelled their 45-day, US/Japan tour due to injury and will return to the road/skies in the fall. Please welcome Johnny as ample recompense while we wish Jorg a speedy recovery.
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