John Doe’s MySpace page brings you to the new music page of “John Doe & the Sadies” which is located here: www.myspace.com/johndoeandthesadies.
There, you you can find this description about the project:
John Doe (X, The Knitters) and The Sadies join forces for Country Club, an album of classic country covers and originals due out April 14, 2009 on Yep Roc Records.
“Country Club is the result of a drunken promise or threat I made to Travis and Dallas [Good, of The Sadies] the first night we played together in Toronto. These happen all the time but it’s rare that anyone remembers them the morning after, let alone follows through and makes it a reality. I’m really glad we did,” says Doe.
By including varying yet equally beloved movements within the country music pantheon, Doe and The Sadies were able to cover their heroes while filtering the pop sensibilities of ’60s Nashville through the electric honky tonk of Bakersfield, CA.
“We’re not sure why it sounds like it’s from the sixties. Maybe that’s our favorite era of country music or maybe that’s what we listened to when we first learned how to play it,” remarks Doe. “But what was called ‘Countrypolitan’ always seemed one of the coolest hybrids of country music. But we agreed quickly and completely that there were going to be no string sections, horns or choirs. Bakersfield vs. Nashville was never a dispute . . . Bakersfield!” Dallas Good of The Sadies continues, “The songs chosen were very ambitious, and while we haven’t re-invented the wheel we have created a cohesiveness between several hit country & western singles and our own styles.”
Country Club also features guest turns from D.J. Bonebrake, Kathleen Edwards, Eric Heywood and more.
You can listen to three of their songs on their MySpace page: “Are the Good Times Really Over for Good?”, “It Just Dawned on Me” and “The Night Life”.
05. May 2009: T.T. The Bear’s Cambridge, Massachusetts
06. May 2009: City Winery NYC, New York
08. May 2009: Iota Club and Cafe Arlington, Virginia
09. May 2009: Thunderbird Cafe Pittsburg, Pennsylvania