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Minor Key Series presents John Doe Trio (2 nights!)
The Old Church Concert Hall
Portland, OR
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Minor Key Series presents John Doe Trio (2 nights!)
Sunday September 23, 2018
Doors 7:00pm/Show 8:00pm
$30 ADV/ $35 DOS
All Ages Show | Bar with I.D.

The JOHN DOE Folk Trio ? ! ? WHAT THE HELL ! ? !
Doesn't he play punk rock w/the band X ? Doesn't he have The John Doe RocknRoll Band?
This Folk Trio concentrates on Doe songs like a solo acoustic show but w/ more OOMPH !
There will be favorites from solo records, favorite X songs & some Knitters too but all in a
FOLK style. It's like the desert or the plains, there's miles & miles of space w/ beauty and
Come & hear for yourself.
John Doe 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. He graduated from Antioch College in Baltimore in 1975,
worked as a roofer, aluminum siding mechanic, and ran a poetry reading series. Ms. Meyers
was his landlord in the rural black community of Simpsonville , MD.
John met Exene Cervenka at the Venice poetry workshop Nov 1976 and he started working
with Billy Zoom around the same time. When DJ Bonebrake joined X in mid-1977 the line up
was complete. They released six studio records, five or six singles and one live record from
1978-1993. Five of Xs records have been re-issued along with two compilations. The
Unheard Music documents their lives and progress as a band from 1980-83. In 2009 the
film was included in the Sundance UCLA Archive of greatest films of all time. They appeared
several times on American Bandstand, Solid Gold and David Letterman. As one of the last
original punk rock bands standing, they continue to tour. The day that X played a free
noontime concert in Fullerton, CA, they caused Orange Countys greatest high school
truancy rate to date.
In 1988 John started a family and lived in the Tehachapi Mountains, near the Grapevine of
Highway 5, which separates southern and central California. He has recorded 8 solo records
w/ 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. He
continues to act these days but more sporadically as his touring schedule has become more
Other musical side projects include work with the Knitters, Jill Sobule and The Sadies. He
continues to write poetry and has even taught workshops from time to time. He currently
lives in Austin, TX.


The Old Church Concert Hall (View)
1422 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
United States


Music > All Ages
Music > Americana
Music > Punk
Music > Rock
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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