Recent Music Reviews and Upcoming Warren Haynes Christmas Jam Coverage

Here’s a look at my most recent articles and photos for Glide Magazine:

Show Review: Mike Doughty Plays Soul Coughing at Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, 11/21/13

Festival Review: IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass, Raleigh, NC, September 2013

Album Review: Mike Doughty – Circles Super Bon Bon….

The 25th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam is coming up, and as always you can look to my twitter feed (@woundedtweeter) and possibly even the Glide Magazine Twitter as well (@glidemag) for up-to-the-minute updates on all the madness in Asheville. Happy trails! Enjoy a few photos from the aforementioned shows below.

Catherine Popper of Mike Doughty Band

Mike Doughty

All Star Jam

The Infamous Stringdusters

Steve Martin

Del McCoury Band

Sam Bush

Punch Brothers

Del McCoury

Greensky Bluegrass

Widespread Panic Photos and Review, New Mastersounds and More

My review of the September 24, 2011 Widespread Panic show is up at Glide Magazine.  They’ve also got a couple of recent CD reviews of mine:

The New Mastersounds, Breaks From the Border
Mike Doughty, Yes and Also Yes

And my Hopscotch Music Festival Review and Photo Gallery.  See below for photos from the Widespread Panic show.

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Album Review: Mike Doughty – Sad Man Happy Man

Sad Man Happy Man is a perfectly fitting title for a Mike Doughty album. Anyone who reads the guy’s blog or follows his career knows how alternately volatile and friendly he can be, and his latest album might be the best representation of that divide since his first solo effort, Skittish. This album is more sparse and intimate than his last release, the shimmering pop effort Golden Delicious, and it’s no coincidence. Doughty has said that he consciously went back to sound that is not as fully produced and fleshed out for Sad Man Happy Man, since different cliques of his fans seem to like different things.

Apparently, some of those fans told Doughty that they liked Golden Delicious more than anything he ever did with Soul Coughing. Those people probably weren’t huge Soul Coughing fans to begin with. While Golden Delicious is Doughty’s finest effort since Soul Coughing disbanded, it hardly seems possible that, if given the choice, someone who genuinely loved Soul Coughing would prefer Doughty’s solo work. Anyway, we now have Sad Man Happy Man, an apparent attempt to sate the other groups of fans – the ones who like their Doughty with less sheen. The whole of the album is performed by Doughty, with just a little of Scrap Livingston’s cello here and there, giving the entire affair a personal, intimate vibe. It’s not on the same fearful, huddled tip as Skittish, but it’s close. Continue reading

Mike Doughty – New Album, Duo Tour

The first full week of October 2009 will be an exciting one for Mike Doughty and his fans, as the now-grizzled songwriter unveils his sixth “solo” release and embarks on a 31-date tour with band mate Andrew “Scrap” Livingston. The album, titled Sad Man Happy Man, will be released October 6, and the tour begins a couple of days later in Pittsburgh, PA.

The tour, another in a series of “Question Jar” tours that finds the eloquent Doughty fielding all manner of questions from his audience, features the duo format of Doughty on guitar and vocals along with Livingston on bass/cello.

Tour Dates:

  • 10/08 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
  • 10/09 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
  • 10/13 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
  • 10/14 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
  • 10/15 Schubas Chicago, IL
  • 10/16 Schubas Chicago, IL
  • 10/17 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
  • 10/18 Blueberry Hill St. Louis, MO
  • 10/20 Zanzabar Louisville, KY
  • 10/21 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, TN
  • 10/22 Melting Point Athens, GA
  • 10/23 Eddie’s Attic Atlanta, GA
  • 10/24 Evening Muse Charlotte, NC
  • 10/25 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
  • 10/27 Arts Center Carrboro, NC
  • 10/28 The Southern Charlottesville, VA
  • 10/29 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA
  • 10/30 Sellersville Theatre Sellersville, PA
  • 10/31 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
  • 11/12 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
  • 11/13 Regatta Bar Cambridge, MA
  • 11/14 Stone Church Newmarket, NH
  • 11/15 One Longfellow Square Portland, ME
  • 11/17 Higher Ground Lounge Burlington, VT
  • 11/18 Revolution Hall Albany, NY
  • 11/19 Westcott Theatre Syracuse, NY
  • 11/20 Castaways Ithaca, NY
  • 11/21 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
  • 11/22 Mountain Stage Charleston, WV
  • 11/24 Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center Harrisburg, PA
  • 11/25 Recher Theatre Towson, MD

Fans can already hear two songs from the album at Mike Doughty’s website: “You Should Be Doubly Gratified” and his cover of Daniel Johnston’s “Casper the Friendly Ghost.”