Olivia Jean, The Dough Rollers

December 10, 2014 | 8:00 pm | 64 N 9th St | Brooklyn, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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Bathtub Love Killings is the debut solo LP from Olivia Jean, the multi-instrumentalist who cut her teeth in the Third Man stable backing folks as varied as Karen Elson, Wanda Jackson and Jack White in addition to fronting the much-loved Black Belles.

Jean has accrued a lifetime of experience in a few short years, from highlight performances on The Colbert Report, Conan, Late Show With David Letterman and the Grand Old Opry stage to having one of her songs used as the theme for the television series Elvira’s Movie Macabre.

Produced by Jack White, Bathtub Love Killings showcases Jean as a songwriting force to be reckoned with. Playing damn-near every instrument she could get her hands on, the result is a well-rounded, catchy record that’s chockfull of ear worm moments.

The Dough Rollers started in 2008 when Jack Byrne and Malcolm Ford bonded over a mutual appreciation for blues music. Initially the band started as a two piece but quickly expanded to fit fiddler and singer Julia Tepper, just in time to start exploring other kinds of music the group was being influenced by. A self-titled album comprised of blues, country and just about everything in between was recorded and released in late 2009. After some time as a three-piece, the lineup returned to just Byrne and Ford so they could re-focus on their love for early blues music. An album, Someday Baby, made up of the blues that Byrne and Ford had crafted playing countless shows around the country, followed shortly thereafter and was released in a limited run. After the release of their sophomore album, the nomadic duo evolved again, though this time into a quartet, complete with bass and drums. This sudden change may have seemed unexpected, but it allowed the group to blend different influences and genres of music into something totally distinct. At first, the band featured a rotating rhythm section, but the lineup is now cemented with Josh Barocas on bass and Kyle Olson on drums. Recently the band has toured with Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Queens of the Stone Age and released a 7” on July 9th, 2013 via Jack White’s Third Man Records. Their new EP “Gone Baby Gone” is out this spring via Third Man with a single produced by Josh Homme (Queens of The Stone Age).

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