The title of John Doe’s new album couldn’t be more appropriate. The Westerner,finds the co-founder of Los Angeles punk legends X meditating across open expanses of the desert, sun burning bright in the sky and the arid landscape shimmering with mystery.Doe’s inspiration came in a feverish burst in Tucson, Arizona, where he was recording with Howe Gelb (of Giant Sand) and spent time with his friend, author Michael Blake (Dances With Wolves), hours before his death. guest appearances from Chan Marshall of Cat Power, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Cindy Wasserman of Dead Rock West and Tom Brosseau.
John Doe is one of modern music’s most authentic & enduring songwriters. A keystone of the legendary LA punk rock band X, the Chicago Tribune called him, “punk rock’s golden throat.” While touring with X over the last 30 years, Doe also cultivated his own career as a solo artist, diving head-first into alt country, […]