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Mike Doughty performs in The Current studios

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by Mary Lucia and Mike Doughty

November 11, 2011

Mike Doughty
Former Soul Coughing mastermind Mike Doughty.
Courtesy of ATO Records

Mike Doughty led the influential band Soul Coughing in the 1990s, a group known for an idiosyncratic sound rooted in improvisation. At the turn of the last decade, he made his way into the solo scene, soon signing to Dave Matthews' label ATO Records.

Since then, he's released a dozen recordings, including a live album made in Minneapolis at the Woman's Club Theater. The veteran alt rock musician shows no signs of slowing down. Collaborating frequently with other artists, including Barenaked Ladies and They Might Be Giants, Doughty is back for his fourth proper studio album, Yes and Also Yes. One of the standout tracks, "Holiday (What Do You Want?)," features Rosanne Cash.

Mike Doughty stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs and chat with Mary Lucia.

Songs played: "Day By Day By," "Na Na Nothing" and "Telegenic Exes # 2 (Astoria)."