Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty is a songwriter and performer. You can follow him on Twitter here.


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Mike Doughty (born June 10, 1970, in Fort Knox, Kentucky) is an American indie and alternative rock singer-songwriter and author. The former frontman of Soul Coughing from 1992, Doughty began writing solo songs in 1995, but nothing materialized until Soul Coughing broke up in 2000. At this point Doughty began touring solo with his acoustic guitar (after becoming clean and sober). His album Skittish (recorded 1996; released 2000) was finally released, along with the EP Rockity Roll. Doughty then formed a touring band including an upright bass, drums and keyboard. Doughty's sound is that of muted acoustic guitar rhythms and nasally vocals with impeccable melodies. His lyrics are unique, and he can be described as a master wordsmith. He turned to a new direction for his 2008 album, Golden Delicious. Instead of an acoustic gritty sound, he began using things like electric guitars, stronger vocal backgrounds and even a cello. Doughty's album, Yes and Also Yes, was released in August 2011. In January 2012, The Book of Drugs, Doughty's memoir about his "ugly, drug-doing years", was published by Da Capo Press. In 2012 Doughty recorded a version of "Take Me Home, Country Roads" for a fund-raising cd titled "Super Hits Of The Seventies" for radio station WFMU. Doughty's album, The Question Jar Show, was released in late January 2012. It is a two disc set containing highlights from his Question Jar tour. Discography: Skittish LP (recorded 1996; released 2000) Smofe + Smang: Live in Minneapolis LP (2002) Rockity Roll EP (2003) Skittish / Rockity Roll double LP (2004): A two disc re-release which includes the out-of-print Skittish, the Rockity Roll EP, and five bonus tracks. Haughty Melodic LP (2005): Doughty's first full-band album, released on May 3, 2005. The Gambler EP (2005): Six song EP. Title track is a cover of the Kenny Rogers hit. Golden Delicious (2008) Sad Man Happy Man (2009) Yes and Also Yes (2011) The Question Jar Show (2012) The Lo-Fi Lodge (2012) The Flip Is Another Honey (2012) Official website: www.mikedoughty.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


Songs of the Summer 2015: Mike Doughty Talks Leikeli47’s “Heard Em Say”

By Mike Doughty | August 17, 2015

Songs of the Summer 2015: Mike Doughty Talks Leikeli47’s “Heard Em Say”

"Heard Em Say" might have a cold sound that's currently fashionable in pop music, but Leikeli47’s voice fills it with beautiful, uncommon humanity.

Mike Doughty Talks the Joys of Crowd-Funding

By Mike Doughty | April 19, 2014

Mike Doughty Talks the Joys of Crowd-Funding

My song “I Hear the Bells” was on the soundtrack of the original series of Veronica Mars. It’s one of the best things that ever happened to me.