Wrapping up the Twinkle Tour

“on the final leg of super fun euro tour–i want to thank all the peeps who came to the shows–it was blast playing for you–also thanks to melle and suze–u were/are incredible–and to joost who kept the whole machine running–and course mike who played like a demon—special thanks to kat dalton–without her there would be no johnny tours or music career–and to to dave hinkle who keeps zolar moving co. going—and to jenifer edmondson-[ace blogger and merch salesman]”

Johnny Dowd

Check out Melle’s blog for his behind the scenes take on the Feeling Bad tour and Johnny Dowd.. You’ll have to scroll to get to the tour,because Melle is a busy,creative guy, so I suggest you read from the top and see what he and Suzanne are up to these days. Here’s some excerpts to whet your appetite:

Temporary Bandage # 29

January 25, 2018

After the uncomfortable handshake, the Americans are in the car. John and Mike. With bags so big that there might be more Americans. It just fits.
I drive a bit. John sees a truck on the way. For piano transport. He knows that moving pianos in the Netherlands is difficult. Those narrow stairs in those high houses. Pianos need to go outside the houses around the houses. Mike knows that Dutch houses sometimes have hooks where they can lift pianos.
I finally know the way again. And bring them to their temporary home. It is a nice house.
In the evening we practice in the attic of their house.
We are going through songs.

Wayfairing Stranger
Wreck on the Highway
Clementine (I think I think the best sentence in a song is)
Worried man blues
Tom Dooley (That sang my father and he taught me guitar)
And another one I now forgotten.
Singing together twinned and everything that goes wrong is much nicer than what sounds good.
On to the Altstad in Eindhoven!

A bit of a cunt photo, but my phone fell out and was not possible again.


Temporary Bandage # 34

January 30, 2018

On a sign it says that it is one of the oldest Christian settlements in Europe. It is a beautiful, London church where we play. Out of stock. On a Monday night. That’s because of johnny. Suus and me see them for the first time. Almost all my CDs have been sold afterwards. So many enthusiastic people, that I’m going to think something is wrong. It is a great experience.


Afterwards the after party in the hotel room of Johnny and Mike.


Live @Local 506

Johnny Dowd

Melissa Swingle Duo

Ben de la Cour

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


Facebook Event

Johnny Dowd, one of a kind leftfield trashcan Americana artist, has a show at Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC on June 14th.

HCTF review of Execute American Folklore.

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indebanvan fan on Execute American Folklore


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
Mark Lotterman

 – Translation by Google

Editors note: “ceedeetje”??

Humo Interviews Johnny Dowd – Show at The Dairy



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This Saturday doing utterly unique American Johnny Dowd (68), international cult hero since you are always recommended documentary “Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus” (2005), for our country are only Belgian concert this year. Do Not Forward, AB or Trix – rooms that one based on the man’s repute would expect – but in modest GC The Dairy in Zemst. His new album bears the intriguing title “Execute American Folklore.

Johnny Dowd “I got that stole from a Dutch magazine about traditional country music. My last record was discussed in it, “That’s Your Wife on the back of my horse,” and wrote the reviewer of service that they sounded like I was in one blow so many hundreds of years tried to execute on American folklore. He meant, of course negative, but I thought it was a cool expression. I immediately thought: ‘That is the title of my new album.’ ”

Humo terms wacky plate and song titles, you also have to keep a reputation. I think “A Drunkard’s Masterpiece,” “Putting Lipstick on a Pig” and it has just been cited ‘That’s Your Wife on the back of my horse. ” Also worth noting: “Ding Dong,” a song that you two minutes to turn a piece of the thing stuffed.

Dowd (amused) “We used to kill That One live. Eventually we were twelve minutes at a time to the thing bargained until everyone in the audience was seasick. “Ding Dong” is indeed typical of such a number in which the title came first, and then the rest of the song. Same with ‘Whiskey Ate My Brain, “from the new album: once such a title is your shot to inside, the rest is child’s play”.

Humo How autobiographical is that title?

Dowd «In my younger years, I have some whiskey opposition, but now I am quite some years pretty dry. A few beers, a few cigarettes, occasional marijuana more use I do not. Small portions, huh – large portions for when you’re young. I know people who have started large portions on their 17th, and still have not changed their 65th. not left me, but I could not do what I do when I sloshed drank every night. ”

HUMO Do you like it still tour life?

Dowd “Oh yeah. At home I have a wonderful wife and seventeen great cats, but exists for me there really is nothing better than touring. Every night, just before we go, I tell the band “. Let’s have some fun ‘That’s it, huh? I mean, I worked in my life – before I became a mover, I’ve held rotbaantjes – so I know the difference between real work and on tour. Let me tell you: on tour, that’s not working “.

Humo you sit really still in the moving business?

Dowd “Yep. This morning I have a piano loaded into my truck. ”

Humo At your age?

Dowd “Make no mistake: I have the body of a 19-year-old. Come and see, haha. “(Nj)

 – Translation by Google


Written In Music reviews Execute American Folklore



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Johnny Dowd is sometimes in the same dingy alley musical signaled where Waits, Cave and then Captain Beefheart himself quit on quirky music built stories in which characters often figure in the society.

Dowd has meanwhile exceeded and the mark of 65, not afraid to experiment.This is evident from the impressive long list of players that he delivered since it dates from ’95 and originally released on cassette Wrong Side Of Memphis, he already approaching fifty. Dowd grew up in Texas, Memphis and Oklahoma and put the moving company Zolar Moving Company in Ithaca, New York, which job he combines with his music.

On his new LP takes its elderly beatbox a prominent place, together with the distorted parties on keyboards and guitar, Dowd responds personally, the result is erratic but danceable stuff on witness unease and Disease. The bizarre 3:29:48 (birthdate Dowd) recounts his or fictional life story. The patter on funky grafted Last Laugh he talks about his parents. Sexual Revolution is not a happy story.Moreover, he places himself with his cold patter and explicit, often absurd beyond the usual harmonic structures of alt country and Americana. In Mr. Muggles dives for the first time trusted partner Anna Coogan to play with high thin. Rhumba In The Park is just a light snack.

Titles like Whiskey Ate My Brain and Brains-a-Flame make the ominous expectations entirely true while the monotonous rhythm this effect strengthened with resounding slides and understated vocal contribution of Coogan. The repetitive scansion in the extracted through the wringer Execute American Folklore sound like a ruthless reckoning. And A World Without Me duet with Coogan sounds at times as onscure garage rock from the sixties.

We now know for some time that Johnny Dowd withdrawal is far outside the regular circuit, it almost creates its own niche. Moreover, the musical outlaw knows how to surprise each time with each new assignment.That’s no different with the come with the help of fundraising achieved Execute American Folklore, a quirky musical statement which expanded Dowd will propose at the European tour in October.


 – translation by Google