Author Topic: Howell Dawdy/Lydia Burrell  (Read 2772 times)

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Howell Dawdy/Lydia Burrell
« on: Jul 11, 2015, 08:54 PM »
Thought I'd start a thread on Howell Dawdy (a.k.a. Lydia Burrell - real name is Alex Smith - and that sounds like an alias, but it's not). There is another thread on Lydia Burrell (started by sarabananabear), but I thought Howell Dawdy deserved his own. (It appears to me that the two are merging into one.) I finally met Alex last night after he played an opening set as part of the Sunset Concert Series at Foxhollow Farm near Louisville, Kentucky (Crestwood in Oldham County - about 15 miles northeast of Louisville). He's very cool and approachable.

Howell Dawdy plays songs that are more of a joke than for real or serious. He uses pre-recorded songs/beats and sings along with them. I do love comedy, and his stuff sure is funny and very smart. He does mostly spoken word stuff with some actual singing and instrument playing thrown in for good measure. A funny example of his "instrument playing" came in the form of his remake of The Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia". In Howell's version, the duel was between trumpet players instead of violin players. He picks up a trumpet and proceeds to screw up all the song's solos royally (interrupting at one point to say he doesn't actually know how to play the trumpet). I'll post a couple of photos and my videos later tonight, but I thought I'd start with his newest summer release (on YouTube) called "Summer Creams".



(I sure wish we could view the videos right here within the thread. The old way, videos appeared in a little window or box where we could see what the song title was and what the icon for it looked like. Hopefully it will return to normal soon...)
"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Re: Howell Dawdy
« Reply #1 on: Jul 12, 2015, 03:10 AM »
Howell Dowdy performing at Foxhollow Farm for their Sunset Concert Series on 7/10/2015



Fire Extinguisher




"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Re: Howell Dawdy
« Reply #2 on: Jul 12, 2015, 04:24 AM »
"Beautiful Love" - Official Video

"Beautiful Love" - My video from the Foxhollow Farm show - 7/10/2015

"Feelin' Fine" - Official Video

"Feelin' Fine" - My video from the Foxhollow Farm show - 7/10/2015
"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Re: Howell Dawdy
« Reply #3 on: Jul 26, 2015, 12:58 PM »
"Simple" by Howell Dawdy - My video from July 24, 2015 at The New Vintage in Louisville, Kentucky


"Simple" - Official Video (featuring Joan Shelley)
"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Re: Howell Dawdy
« Reply #4 on: Aug 03, 2015, 12:26 PM »
I got to attend a special Howell Dawdy show at STRIVEFEST 2015 at La La Land in Louisville, Ky. the other day (Saturday, August 1, 2015). Howell Dawdy was the third of three acts (followed by a DJ Dance Party). His set lasted roughly 45 minutes. Here are the songs, "I'm Too Hot" and "Fire Extinguisher" that I recorded.

My video



Here's "Fire Extinguisher" - Official Video

"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn

Osistheones

  • senior member sr.
  • ****
  • Posts: 430
Re: Howell Dawdy
« Reply #5 on: Aug 03, 2015, 02:13 PM »
We get it Howell

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Re: Howell Dawdy
« Reply #6 on: Sep 24, 2015, 01:54 PM »
I was part of a very small audience in the intimate setting of WFPK's Live Lunch studios yesterday afternoon (special 5:30 Live Lunch time) for a live recording of Howell Dawdy that should be aired on Friday, October 16, 2015. Here is the last song he played (has been being the last song/encore for a while now). This is a really good version of "Simple".

"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn

SaraBananaBear

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 1743
  • Gender: Female
  • Music is what feelings sound like
    • For the love of My Morning Jacket
Re: Howell Dawdy
« Reply #7 on: Jan 20, 2016, 06:08 AM »
Thanks for all these live versions, love it! :thumbsup:  :cheesy:
Europe ♥ My Morning Jacket

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Re: Howell Dawdy
« Reply #8 on: Jan 30, 2016, 08:25 PM »
During this special split bill with Lydia Burrell and Howell Dawdy, Lydia Burrell performed the song, "You Should Wait" featuring Lacey Guthrie of Twin Limb. This show took place at Zanzabar on Preston Street in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, October 23, 2015.

"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Re: Howell Dawdy
« Reply #9 on: Jan 30, 2016, 08:32 PM »
Thanks for all these live versions, love it! :thumbsup:  :cheesy:

No problem, Sara!
I have a few more that I'll post shortly.
"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Re: Howell Dawdy
« Reply #10 on: Feb 06, 2016, 09:35 PM »
Lydia Burrell performed the song, Tuxedo, solo during his set at Zanzabar on Preston Street in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, October 23, 2015.

"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Re: Howell Dawdy/Lydia Burrell
« Reply #11 on: Mar 13, 2016, 09:15 PM »
Lydia Burrell performed the song, Outside, at the grand re-opening of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Re: Howell Dawdy/Lydia Burrell
« Reply #12 on: Mar 13, 2016, 09:17 PM »
Lydia Burrell performed the song, "You Should Wait", at the grand re-opening of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Re: Howell Dawdy/Lydia Burrell
« Reply #13 on: Oct 03, 2016, 12:06 AM »
Howell Dawdy performed the song, "What Do You Mean", during his opening set at this year's final WFPK Waterfront Wednesday show on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.




"Boo, I'm A Ghost"



Howell Dawdy performed his hit, "Summer Creams", as the final song of his opening set at this year's final WFPK Waterfront Wednesday free concert on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.




"Because You're A Man"

"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn

Mr. White

  • got that old time feeling
  • *****
  • Posts: 2069
  • Gender: Male
  • "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" H Zinn
Re: Howell Dawdy/Lydia Burrell
« Reply #14 on: Apr 22, 2017, 01:30 PM »
Recorded this new song of Howell's at the album release show at Kaiju on Friday, April 21, 2017. The album is I'm Done, and the song is "Hot Air Balloon".

"War itself is the enemy of the human race." - Howard Zinn