Santa Barbara Music Foundation presents

The John Doe Folk Trio

with The Brambles


Sunday, September 16 at 7:30pm


Lobero Theatre

The John Doe Folk Trio?!? What the?!? The John Doe of the punk band X? And The John Doe Rock-n-Roll Band?  And The Knitters? Yes, yes and yes. The John Doe Folk Trio concentrates on Doe songs. Imagine a solo acoustic show but with a little more oomph! They will perform fan favorites from John’s solo records, X songs & and a few Knitters too, only FOLK style. Come witness this great night for yourself!

The X years: John met Exene Cervenka at the Venice poetry workshop Nov 1976. He started working with Billy Zoom around the same time. When DJ Bonebrake joined X in mid-1977 the line up was complete. X set a new standard for driving, forceful songs that both critics and the public felt revolutionized the California punk sound.They released six studio records, six singles and one live record, from 1978-1993. Five of X’s records have been re-issued along with two compilations. X: The Unheard Music – A rock documentary of their lives as a band from 1980-83 was released in 1988. 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 west coast punk rock bands standing, they continue to tour. 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 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 as his tour schedule permits. He now makes his home in Austin. 

“Doe beautifully balances a rocker’s heart and a poet’s soul.” — The LA Times

“One of the warmest, most welcome voices in pop music.”—NPR Music

THE BRAMBLES – Goleta born Carly and Bethany are The Brambles. With just a ukulele and a tambourine their music relies on their amazing vocal harmonies. They will be joined by Jeff Kranzler of The Bryan TitusTrio. 

Come early to enjoy a fantastic night of Americana folk music. Doors 7pm show starts promptly at 7:30.

Ticket Information

$55 - Section A

(Section A ticket includes a limited edition autographed John Doe postcard & more)

$35 - Section B

$25 - Section C

(Ticket prices include a $4 per ticket Lobero Facility Fee; other fees may also apply.)

Reserved Seating

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