Journalist, artist and college teacher Dougher is a Portland scene fixture — she's played in a bunch of Pacific Northwest bands like Cadallaca and the Crabs, helped get the city's beloved Rock 'N 'Roll Camp for Girls started and runs the Cherchez La Femme label. She's also a marvelous songwriter of the singer-guitarist-keyboardist stripe. Her spare, lithe solo debut, from 1999, is a little wonder of perception and tunefulness; she sings about traveling and escaping and drinking and falling out of love and Bella Abzug, and throws in a more-or-less earnest cover of the Eagles '"Take It to the Limit."
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