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John Doe

John Doe - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali
With a career spanning almost 40 years, John Doe has an impressively varied catalogue of music under his belt. He was a co-founder of the influential  punk band X which started in the '70s. In the '80s he put out a rockabilly album with his band The Knitters and in the '90s he began his solo career with a country record called, Meet John Doe. In 2011, John Doe released his ninth solo record, Keeper, and realized that he’d made more albums on his own than with his previous bands. It was then that he had the idea to release a collection of his solo work. “I wanted to convey the idea of the best: this far,” he says. “This is not ‘I’m done, I’m over, this is the best I’m ever gonna do.’ This is more like a celebration of the not-so-distant past.” Earlier this year, Yep Roc released The Best of John Doe: This Far and we had the privilege of hosting John in Studio A for an FUV Live session where he performed some of the songs from the record, which you can watch here.

John Doe - Words and Music - 2011

by Rita Houston
With punk roots and a country soul, veteran songwriter John Doe continues to expand his solo sound with the new album 'Keeper,' and he dropped by FUV to talk with host Rita Houston about the songs, and the guests that made them happen. [09/07/2011]

Jill Sobule and John Doe - Words and Music - 2011

by Claudia Marshall
Jill Sobule's been writing smart, funny songs since the mid-90s, and John Doe set a new standard for American punk in the 80s with his band X. Both of their solo careers are full of collaboration too, and so they recently paired their talents to make the new fan-funded album, 'A Day at The Pass.' Hear the duo perform at FUV in this conversation with host Claudia Marshall. [3/30/11]