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John Doe is touring with Jesse Dayton this spring. Photo: Autumn DeWilde

John Doe with The Replacements

John Doe with the Replacements John Doe with the Replacements

The California Masonic Memorial Temple and the Palladium

John Doe Solo

John Doe is playing Armando's — 707 Marina Vista, Martinez, CA 94553 – April 21 and 28. View Armando Site here

WTF with Mark Maron ’ Episode 586.

WTF - Mark Maron

John Doe was there at the beginning. When American punk rock was taking shape, his band X was at the forefront...
View podcast here

Ride in vintage, streamlined railroad cars & hear great music, Mar 21-27, 2015. More details here

Golden State Express Train Tour

Pleased to Meet Me Film

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.

John Doe’s first best-ever collection, The Best of John Doe: This Far is available for pre-order.

Best of John Doe This Far

This new collection compiles in-concert staples, pivotal collaborations, personal milestones and a pair of unreleased reexaminations of songs. The Best of John Doe: This Far will be released on Yep Roc Records May 20.

Pre-order the album now for limited-edition, exclusive offers at the Yep Roc Store, and watch John discuss the collection in the player below.

John attended both of these showings:

Pleased To Meet Me Movie Premiere 2/15/14 in Louisville, KY

John Doe in Pleased to Meet Me

ALSO IN LEXINGTON, KY on Sunday, Feb 16th.

Divided and United

Civil War Pop Music: Divided & United Wall Street Journal, Oct. 23, 2013

John Doe of X: We’re “Still Loud and Fast and Powerful and Poetic”. Guitar World, October 23, 2013

JD gets his palm read. SOMA Magazine, 2013

John Doe on the Early Days of X, Guitar Player Magazine Download here. October, 2013


Hey everyone. It’s been quite a while since I’ve been on the air, actually since the holidays, right? Well, the main reason is that there wasn’t a hell of a lot going on. I’ve just been doing some relaxing, recording a few tracks here & there & such like that.

Now that there’s a few live shows to report, a movie about to premier, a couple others in the works, a few recordings & some X news, I’ll be back on the line.

It seemed that in 2011 my movie career was truly, finally over. Then my old buddy Allison Anders called for us (Cindy Wasserman, Kristin Mooney & me) to sing the voices for the Carter Family. Allison also helped me get the job playing A.P. Carter in the up coming Ring Of Fire. It premiers May 27th on Lifetime. Then at the end of last year I was fortunate enough to work on two other indy movies; Pleased to Meet Me (PtMM) and Electric Slide. No idea when they’ll be released, both will probably do the festival circuit. PtMM stars Aimee Mann, Joe Henry & Loundon Wainwright III. Check the link to see what it’s all about. It had a first showing at the WXPN music & film festival in Philly on 4/12/13; which was followed by a Q & A w/ David Dye (World Café), Archie Borders (dir) Loudon & me. People seemed to like the movie & even I thought it was pretty good.

Electric Slide features Jim Sturgess, Patricia Arquette, Isabel Lucas, Christopher Lambert, Will McCormack & Cloe Sevigny. I play an LAPD homicide detective named Bill Holiday & my partner (Will Mc Cormack) is Fred Mercury. pretty dang much fun, oh yeah.

And now for the music news:

I’ve got a July solo tour in the process of being booked. Here are the dates so far.
Sweetwater, Mill Valley July 26th
Far West Fest July 27th
The Centre for the Arts July 28th

The new JD San Francisco band will be Tom Heyman (Chuck Prophet, Penelope Houston) on pedal steel & guitar, Atom Ellis (Link Wray) on bass and Bill Shupp (Chuck Prophet, Penelope Houston) on drums. Of course Cindy Wasserman will be there w/ her thrush-like vocals & smiling face. come out see us & have a good time.

X has a few gigs booked as well:
Orange County Fair July 18th W/ the B52’s
LA Pershing Square Aug 17th

They also tell me that a tour w/ Blondie may happen in Sept. what a gas that will be!


Look for a couple songs on The 78 Project
a Slim Dunlap benefit single on New West
and a civil war song on a compilation titled Divided and United

Alrighty then, I guess that’s it for now. I look forward to seeing many of you out there.


May 31, 2012: The Big Takeover

Keeper Review

February 01, 2012:
Review of John's show in Madrid.

February 01, 2012: Photos from the Spanish Tour. Take a peek here. An here, too!

November 8, 2011: NPR Music

John Doe: Where Punk Meets Country Review

August 26, 2011: Interview

Interview with JD on The Huffington Post, by Mike Rogogna.

August 24, 2011: NPR Music

John Doe’s New Album Is A Contemplative 'Keeper' Review

August 20, 2011: KEEPER RELEASED!

August 13, 2011: USA Today

Music’s ‘Outsiders and outlasws’ put their own spin on Dylan Download here

December 2, 2011: Daily News

John Doe's Unsentimental Journey Review

December 5, 2011: The New Yorker

Listing Download here

Septemer 27, 2011: Billboard

X’s John Doe Talks Solo Album; X World Tour Kicks Off Download here

September 18, 2011: The Philadelphia Enquirer

Punk-rocker growing older and happier Download here

September 17, 2011: Billboard

Keeper Review Download here

September 13, 2011 :

Keeper Review Download here

September 12, 2011: American Songwriter

Short Takes Download here

September 7, 2011: The Huffington Post

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music Download here

September 5, 2011: Knoxville News Sentinel

Chuck Campbell: Tuned In: John Doe lightens up (a little) on ‘Keeper’ Download here

August 30, 2011: Los Angeles Times

Album review: John Doe’s ‘Keeper’ Download here

August 29, 2011: The Washington Post Express

Liner Notes: John Doe, ‘Keeper,’ with X at Rams Head On Stage; the Birchmere Download here

August 26, 2011: The Huffington Post

Keeper: Meeting John Doe Again, Chatting With The X-Man Download here

June 9, 2011: Rolling Stone

Listen to John Doe’s Spirited Rave-Up ‘Never Enough’ Download here

March 2011: NYT Style Magazine

John Doe: Where Punk Meets Country Download here

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