Americana and folk-rock artist McDougall is on tour with his latest full-length CD “A Few Towns More” and will be in Hood River at the River City Saloon on Saturday, April 5.
On the title track to “A Few Towns More,” McDougall sings, “The road you chose might take you back to your front door, but it looks like mine’s gonna take me on a few towns more.” Telling the story of touring, human interaction, and sharing in life’s adventures, McDougall sums up his album on the final track, discussing the isolation and loneliness of touring alone, while also singing it's praises, meeting new friends and new adventures in cities he plays.
“‘A Few Towns More’ is a song that portrays how lonely and yet totally amazing it can be touring alone. The loneliness you face sometimes is all worth it as you spend each night sharing songs with people and making friends out of strangers,” McDougall said.
Equal parts folk, Americana, and old-time country, McDougall's music conjures up images of sitting by a coffee-can fire in the middle of a dry California river-bed that then pulls you up on a freight train that travels through the lush spring-time of the Pacific Northwest, with you ending up rambling around the country with all your possessions on your back.