Once a punk-rocker, now a singer-songwriter the Nashville Social Club is proud to offer crossover artists of the renown and stature of John Doe. He was born in 1977 when he arrived in Los Angeles. His previous life in Tennessee, Wisconsin & Baltimore was a great & fertile time but new music and social changes led him to events that created a life in art. John met Exene Cervenka at the Venice poetry workshop Nov 1976. As the band X they released six studio records, five or six singles and one live record from 1978-1993. Five of X’s records have been re-issued along with two compilations. They appeared several times on American Bandstand, Solid Gold and David Letterman. The day that X played a free noontime concert in Fullerton, CA, they caused Orange County’s greatest high school truancy rate to date. John Doe has recorded 8 solo records with numerous renowned singers and players, more recently including Patty Griffin, Dan Auerbach, Aimee Mann, Don Was, Kathleen Edwards and Greg Liesz. He has appeared in over 50 films and television productions, with some of his most notable roles in Road House, Georgia, Roadside Prophets, Great Balls of Fire, Pure Country and Roswell.
“One of the most distinctive and passionate voices to emerge from any American punk band.”
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