Preview: John Doe at Rumba

By Columbus Alive
From the November 24, 2011 edition

The John Doe who plays Rumba this Monday is the same John Doe who played in iconic L.A. punk band X all those years ago, but toting songs with titles like “Don’t Forget How Much I Love You” might make longtime fans do a double-take.

Doe delved deep into country sounds many years ago, so his new songs stand out more for their warmth and positivity than for their latent twang. Nonetheless, the still-cynical Lydia Loveless seems like a good fit to open Monday’s show.