The former frontman of Soul Coughing barely sounds like his former self. Doughty began writing solo songs in 1995, but nothing materialized until Soul Coughing broke up in 2000, at which point Doughty began touring solo with his acoustic guitar after becoming clean and sober. Skittish was finally released to the masses along with his new EP Rockity Roll on his current ATO record label.
Doughty has since formed a new touring band including an upright bass, drums and keyboard. He also recorded his latest album with a band for the first time since El Oso, Soul Coughing’s final record.
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.
Recently, the artist has turned to a new direction for his new album, Golden Delicious. Instead of an acoustic gritty sound, he’s coming out fresh using things like electric guitars, stronger vocal backgrounds and even a cello. Golden Delicious was released on February 19th 2008.
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 exclusively on iTunes Music Store. Title track is a cover of the Kenny Rogers hit.
Golden Delicious (2008)
Sad Man Happy Man (2009)
Official website: http://www.mikedoughty.com
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