Ebullient folk-rock from Newfoundland
Alan Doyle, actor, producer, best-selling author (his book "Where I Belong" is about growing up in Newfoundland and Labrador), and best known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea, recently released his second solo album, "Let's Go." "If there’s an overarching theme on this record, it’s one of optimism … not that this is in contrast to my previous doom-laden songs!" laughs Alan. "On my last solo record I wanted to explore musical backyards of friends of mine in different parts of the musical world. It was as much a physical as a musical journey away from home," Alan says. "On 'So Let’s Go,' folks will hear much more stuff from my backyard and all the traditional and Celtic influences I grew up with, married with the most contemporary collaborators out there." It adds up to a show with all the energy Great Big Sea is known for, but with musical growth added to the mix. "So Let's Go" continues to cement Alan Doyle's reputation as one of Canada's most treasured musicians and storytellers—and one of North America's most exciting showmen. "I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down," Alan says.