Hosted by John Platt from WFUV
On Your Radar: David Luning, Gabrielle Louise, Dougmore
185 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Dougmore is the bold artistic project of native New Yorker Douglas Jay Goldstein, a decorated veteran within the contemporary bluegrass and trip folk music scenes. As a co-founder of Northeastern string-band Cricket Tell The Weather as well as playing alongside Woody Guthrie’s grandson Cole Quest, he has become well-known for his dexterity and sorcery as an award winning banjoist. Having honed his craft in the halls of conservatories as well as ashrams in the far reaches of India, Douglas has performed with progressive newgrass, traditional bluegrass, and indie string-band acts throughout the years and done his diligence exploring every corner of American roots music. All of his diverse influences
converge in the artist’s debut studio effort, Outerboros.
Influenced by Bela Fleck,Doug began studying tenor banjo at age nine.Throughout his teenage years studying classical and jazz guitar, Doug also worked closely with banjo pioneers Tony Trischka and Noam Pikelny to advance his ambitions of daring virtuosity. After studying classics and literature at Oberlin, he later found songwriting; citing another of his greatest influences, Joni Mitchell.
Throughout the album Dougmore employs lurid metamorphic imagery, drawn from ancient and medieval poetry and lore, to craft his own personal narratives and mythology, while refracting his vision through the prism of
traditional forms and bending it back through an intertextual kaleidoscopic gaze. The character of Outer Boroughs is caught somewhere between the reality he lives and the stories he tells, slithering his way into a circle of believing his own lies as he sings “It’s the story of a boy, half skin and the other half scales, sits in his tower and devours every page of his tail.”
Recorded at NYC’s legendary “Magic Shop Studios”, the album features 10 tracks that showcase his craft as a composer, songwriter, and vocalist as well as Dougmore’s instrumental virtuosity. The eponymous title track sets the tone for the entire record, a Big Apple pun on the ancient symbol of a self-devouring snake “ouroboros”; through this theme, the record explores transformations, transitions, and negotiating thresholds— a metamorphosis botched, or a rite of passage gone wrong. The collection closes on an oracular hymnal true to the album's title, detailing Dante’s infernal depiction of the grotesque exchange of forms between man and snake ad infinitum.
“Outerboros” is not your typical avant-American stomp: the album is a spellbinding gift to audiophiles everywhere and an invitation to the uninitiated on a daring otherworldly musical voyage.
GA Seated || Please note, there is a two drink minimum in the room.
Advance tickets are available online until 4PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.