We heard Mike Doughty on Massive Hysteria (my favorite podcast). We listened to more of him on Rhapsody. We then found out that our good friends, Razor and Tie, had the opportunity but passed to sign him to their label. So when we saw Mike on the schedule to play at Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, we figured why not. It was meant to be.
First of all, Stephen Talkhouse is a fantastic venue. It is a very small club/bar with a tiny stage. I can’t imagine that they can fit more than 150 people in there. There couldn’t have been more than 50 last night. Unfortunately, because of space, they mostly play old bands that are trying to keep their careers going, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes would be case and point but they do get some good New Orleans bands etc.
Mike was good. He has a distinctive voice. He plays a variety of guitars. He is enjoying his time on stage. A lot of the songs sound the same but a few here or there pop out at you. Take a listen to him on Rhapsody, see what you think and if you like it, support him. My favorite tune if Madeline and Nine.
I’d love to play Stephen Talhouse, the stage is a nie size, the crowd is right there, very intimate. The sound was good too. I’m glad I finally got a chance to see a show there, even gladder it wasn’t Dave Mason.