An acoustic evening with cellist Andrew "Scrap" Livingston
A bio about Mike Doughty wouldn’t be complete without mentioning his live show, after all, he tours four months out of the year and his fans turn out in force. Last year he launched the Question Jar show in which Doughty and Livingston field crowd queries and song requests (written on paper and put in a jar) from audience members between songs, answering everything from “Do chicks still dig robots?” (Answer: “I think it’s pirates now”) to what he considers his favorite word (“inscrutable”).
The intimate, anything-goes format is a good fit for Doughty, allowing him to “show off his various facets with equal vigor — his confidence and his vulnerability, his rage and his remorse, his romanticism and his cynicism, his apathy and his bleeding heart, his seriousness and his humor,” as one reviewer put it, adding: “It's all in there, the well-rounded human condition finding voice through an expressive artist. This is a man one might actually get to know through his music.”