Saturday 7 March 2009 at 8:00pm
57 Swan Street, Richmond, 3121, Australia
Tel: (03) 9427 7300
Jim White traveled many a junkyard road to get to Transnormal Skiperoo. Raised in Pensacola, Florida, a town crushed between the church and heroin, Jim’s songs reach deep into the underbelly of the South. One time Pentacostal, fashion model, New York taxi driver, drifter, pro-surfer, photographer, film-maker, his music is the conduit for all the stories he collected along the way. Jim also starred in the BBC4 film ’Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus’, an award-winning road-movie exploring Southern culture through its music and stories. Now living in an old farmhouse in the backwoods of Georgia, Jim White may have finally reached a place called home, but his other search, for what he calls ’the gold tooth in God’s crooked smile’ continues in this new set of backyard tales. Jim White is a highly original voice in the immense Southern gothic tradition. When broken humanity aches for grace, music like his may give you a shot at redemption.
John Doe was born John Nommensen Duchac in 1954 in Decatur, Illinois. He is singer, songwriter, actor, poet and bass player who was the founder of the legendary and massively influential LA punk band X. His musical compositions and performances also include country and folk music. X’s latter-day albums exhibited a rockabilly and country influence, but it wasn’t until Doe’s 1990 debut Meet John Doe, recorded during a hiatus in X’s career, that he recorded a pure country album. He is also a film and television actor, appearing in such films as Roadside Prophets, Salvador, Boogie Nights, and music videos for The Doors’ “LA Woman” and The Ramones “Something to Believe In”. Jim White and John Doe will be playing a series of dates as a double headline tour, culminating in a special show at Golden Plains where they will play a set together for the first time ever.