Dylan Doe (6 string banjo) hails from the Hudson Valley in New York. He started playing guitar in middle school, influenced by the blues and classic rock tastes of his parents. Later, he began writing songs of his own and teamed up with Larry Doe to play open mic nights in their home town of Rhinebeck, NY.
Eventually, the two would end up in Ashland, OR peddling a unique brand of folk, bluegrass, punk, and rock they called the John Doe Duo. After the duo met the infamous Steve Howell, the project snowballed into a full working band, and the rest is history.
Dylan studied physics in college and continues an interest in astronomy and astrophysics. He has also worked as a cook in the restaurant industry for over ten years and claims to make the best mashed potatoes on the planet.
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Larry Doh is a mystery. We know virtually nothing. He just shows up at every show and jumps on stage. We just let him so he doesn’t get angry and break our gear.
Upright Bass, Vocals
Found on a bar room floor by a Baptist priest, Steve Howell was exhumed from the fires and found himself in the punk rock scene. He lived and breathed punk until one day he realized that punk rock wasn’t exactly paying the bills.
Having played roots music since the age of twelve, he went back to rhythm and blues and turned his attention towards folk music, which tended to pay the bills a little bit better. Steve started a bluegrass band called Ol’ Mount’n Due, garnering a large following in Southern Oregon.
After that project ended, he met two so-called brothers known as the John Doe Duo. They combined forces, and Steve is still broke to this day, although he is well known as the best boat fabricator in the region.