Mike Doughty - Residency with Melissa Ferrick- 11/24Saturday, November 24 2012 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start Share: Facebook Twitter Pinterest
ABOUT MIKE DOUGHTY
Mike Doughty is an American indie and alternative rock singer-songwriter and author. He led the band Soul Coughing in the 1990s, and in the 2000s, became a solo artist. His best known songs include "Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well" "I Hear the Bells", and "Busting Up a Starbucks."
On Feb. 1, Da Capo Press releases The Book of Drugs, Mike Doughty's enthralling memoir of his life, career, addiction, and the doomed-from-the-start, eight-year roller coaster ride of his former band, Soul Coughing.
"If heroin still made me feel like I did the first time, and kept making me that way forever -- kept working -- I might've quite happily accepted a desolate, marginal life and death," writes Doughty in the introduction to The Book of Drugs. It's a funny, haunted, unusual tale, in which no one -- bandmates, producers, fans, A&R reps, fellow musicians such as Jeff Buckley and Redman, and least of all Doughty himself -- is spared. The book is arranged without chapters; it's a stream-of-consciousness series of vignettes spanning his army-brat childhood, the music world in the 90s, and his current decade-plus clean.
ABOUT MELISSA FERRICK
Melissa Ferrick is a music icon with a voice that’s instantly familiar & comfortable. Her impressive career longev- ity as a predominantly independent artist is virtually unheard of and speaks to her talent and the world she has built for herself. There is her expansive body of work, mapped out over the sixteen albums that comprise her ca- reer to date. There is the inspiration she’s taken from the incredible artists she’s shared the stage with, including Morrissey, Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Weezer, amongst others. There are the stories of the crisscrossed world and the things she has both gained and lost in her wake. There is the fervent fan-base that has grown with Ferrick but above all there is the sound, a voice burnished by breakdowns and breakthroughs, refined over the twenty years she has been doing this. And now, there is Still Right Here, the sum of these hard-earned parts set to music, Ferrick’s gorgeous purpose unspooling over the ten incredible tracks that comprise the album.