Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty – the former leader of the adventurous art-rock band Soul Coughing – has been a regular visitor to Nippertown in recent years, playing at various clubs as well as such festivals as the River Street Festival in Troy and LarkFest in Albany.
But when Doughty steps onto the stage of The Linda in Albany at 8pm on Saturday, February 25, he’ll be doing different. Not only will he be playing many of his signature songs (including those from his latest album, “Yes and Also Yes”), but between tunes, he’ll be reading selections from his upcoming memoir, “The Book of Drugs” (slated for publication by Da Capo Press on February 1). Doughty will wrap up the evening with a Q&A session with the audience.
The book is a stream-of-consciousness series of vignettes spanning his army-brat childhood, his music career, heroin addiction and the doomed-from-the-start, eight-year roller coaster ride of his former band, Soul Coughing.
Doughty is also slated to release a new album, “The Question Jar Show,” a two-disc, live album
culled from recordings of his 2009 tour of the same name. The album is slated for release on January 31.
Tix for Doughty’s February 25 performance at The Linda are priced at $22.