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Get on Board! John Doe is Coming Back to Seattle!

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John Doe, legendary punker/frontman/bassist/vocalist/singer-songwriter/author/actor/Renaissance Man, is coming back to Seattle for a couple of shows. One at Benaroya Hall on May 26 to celebrate Woody Guthrie; and another at my favorite venue, the Tractor Tavern on Wednesday, June 29.

Oh, you know I’ll be there.

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Some dork wanted her picture taken with Mr. Doe. You can imagine her saying, “Holy shit! I’m gettin’ my picture taken with John Doe!” and pointing at him, so people know that’s John on the right…

Here’s my review of his show at The Triple Door last June: http://nodepression.com/live-review/john-doe-reigns-triple-door-seattle-wa

More on the Triple Door show here: https://aplscruf.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/john-doe-reigns-at-the-triple-door-seattle-june-19-2015/

John’s New Book

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Under The Big Black Sun – For more info and to order the book, check his website here: http://www.theejohndoe.com/utbbsbook/

John’s New Album (he’s been busy)

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John Doe’s new album, “The Westerner”

To order his new album, check here: http://www.theejohndoe.com/music/

Read an article in Rolling Stone and stream the album here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-john-does-desert-influenced-new-album-the-westerner-20160422

X is also touring again soon. See all tour dates here: http://www.theejohndoe.com/live/

Here’s my article on X for No Depression: http://nodepression.com/live-review/all-i-want-x-mas

More pics of the X-Mas show: https://aplscruf.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/x-for-xmas/

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April 26, 2016 Posted by | 2016, John Doe, X | , , , , | 2 Comments

David Corley’s New EP and Tour

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Cover art and design by Kari Auerbach

David Corley, whose triumphant story is now legendary among the world of independent music, has come back from the dead (literally) to produce a new 2016 EP entitled, appropriately, Lights Out. This EP, again produced by Hugh Christopher Brown, is a follow-up to Available Light, his debut album released near the end of 2014.

Where Available Light was quiet and introspective Americana with a couple of rockers, this new EP rocks and rolls, circa 1970. Corley doesn’t hold back on sing-talking his way through each song, with powerful, shaggy vocals in the forefront. There is such a great, up-tempo 70’s groove throughout the whole album. It’s heavy on guitar, organ (with a serious nod to early Petty), and drums, but still as lyrical and poetic as Available Light. He does slow down a bit and sings a country-blues tale of bad timing and missed opportunities on “Blind Man”, which includes the mournful whine of a harmonica, reminiscent of a Willie Nelson song.

Please check out Cara Gibney’s heartfelt article and interview with David, which includes the real-life story behind “Blind Man”, working with Sherman Holmes, and partner-love Kari Auerbach’s artistic interpretation of the album cover: http://nodepression.com/interview/lights-out-david-corley

Listen to and purchase the entire EP here: David Corley – Lights Out on Bandcamp

David is touring Europe starting this week in The Netherlands and moving to Ireland for Kilkenny Roots Festival over the weekend, starting May 1. Check out the incredible lineup here: http://kilkennyroots.com/

Check out David’s full tour here: http://davidcorleymusic.com/shows/

More articles on David Corley:

http://nodepression.com/interview/david-corley-wishes-right-star-and-debut-album-soars

http://nodepression.com/interview/david-corleys-irish-odyssey-moving-past-new-album

Official Video of “Easy Mistake” from Available Light:

 

 

April 26, 2016 Posted by | 2016, Americana, David Corley, Music, Rock | , , , , , | 1 Comment