Editor’s Note: The following is a press release from the Center for the Arts in Homer.
The Center for the Arts of Homer welcomes Mike Doughty to Central New York on Thursday, March 29 at 8pm. Tickets range from $20-25. Call 877-749-ARTS (2787) or visit Center4art.org.
By his ninth solo album, The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns, you’d figure he would have slipped into a comfortable pattern, but Mike Doughty is not that kind of artist.
The former frontman of Soul Coughing is obsessively, constantly driven to new sounds. The elegant, charming album swerves between lonesome country influences, and trap beats.
Doughty is driven to challenge himself. He set up a Patreon feed, as a way to self- impose a weekly deadline to write and record one new song a week.
One of his most ambitious projects was composing 2015’s Revelation, a rock opera based on the Bible’s apocalyptic final book, and performing it on the New York NPR affiliate WNYC. Here’s an artist who’s not afraid to take risks.