Singer-songwriter and actor John Doe announced the release of his next record, “Keeper,” set to drop August 20 on Yep Roc.
Doe was the founder of the eighties LA punk band X. Since, he’s toned down the punk emotion for a straight rock sound. If “Never Enough,” is any indication of what “Keeper” will be like, we can infer a more upbeat sound from Doe. “Never Enough” is an upbeat horn-fused rock song.
“Dark and sad are typical places for most people to start writing songs. It’s a location that the last four records came from, eventually I figured out how to write a love song where the people actually get loved. It became easier to write more than the lovelorn songs that made up most of those previous records. And as you grow up you realize that a certain amount of satisfaction and happiness is a very good thing. Pieces of sadness exist in everything but it doesn’t have to be the only thing.”
Also an actor, he starred in the early 90s film Roadside Prophets and also had a role in Boogie Nights, Pure Country and The Good Girl.
While more tour dates are coming, you can check out the current ones below.
2-Silverado, Calif.@ Oak Canyon Ranch
7- San Juan Capistrano, Calif. @ The Coach House
8,9- Los Angeles, Calif. @ McCabe’s Guitar Shop
11- San Francisco, Calif. @ Café du Nord
13- Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern
14-Portland, Ore. @ Alberta Rose Theatre
3,4- East Troy, Wis. @ Pearl Jam Twenty
18- Whittier, Calif. @ Whittier College