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Mike Doughty On His Own: 'Haughty Melodic'

After leaving the avant-garde band Soul Coughing, Mike Doughty toured across the country playing stripped-down solo acoustic gigs at small clubs. Haughty Melodic is his first full-length album as a solo artist.

The record, from Dave Matthews' ATO label, is highly produced -- the sign of a deliberative recording process. While they may not be as expansive and far-ranging as the music of Soul Coughing, Doughty's songs have been praised for pairing his clever, often ironic lyrics with focused songwriting.

Doughty plays some of his new work for us, on the stage of World Cafe Live.

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