Johnny Dowd is an American alternative country musician from Ithaca, New York. Typical of his style are experimental, noisy breaks in his songs and strong gothic elements in the lyrics as well as in the music. There is also a strong undercurrent of black humor and the absurd in his work
Mike Edmondson has been Johnny Dowd‘s dedicated sideman since the 80’s in Neon Baptist, and in multiple Johnny Dowd Band iterations since. He’s featured on a number of John’s albums, playing everything from keyboards to drums to guitar, as well as singing. Plus he tells great jokes.