Johnny Dowd

March 17, 2024

“Dowd is the self-styled ultra-scary troubadour with a glint in his eye. He’s one of those artists that seems to fly under the radar yet those lucky enough to stumble across his albums become evangelical exponents of his terrifically twisted take on rock ‘n’ roll. Homemade Pie is the latest album in a long line of hidden gems from the ever-prolific, Americana outlaw.” – Andy Brown, Louder Than War

“The title track is just one of 13 subterranean adventures Dowd takes you on. Longtime collaborators Mike Edmondson (guitar and organ) and Willie B (drums) more than underscore his incendiary take on the world; they’re the hammers driving Dowd’s nails into the cross. Kim Sherwood-Cason’s Debbie Harry-like vocal support adds a plaintive sweetness to the mix, often acting as a counterpoint. Contrarian to the core, the album was released on New Year’s Day, as if to say, “I don’t want any part of 2021.” – Amos Perrine, No Depression

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