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Alan Doyle

Lowell Summer Music Series
Boarding House Park
40 French Street
Lowell, MA Venue Information
Buy Tickets Friday July 20, 2018 7:30 PM
$35 in advance / $135 premium / $40 day of concert
No ticket fees!


Special Guest: Air Traffic Controller





Alan Doyle, actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and best-known as lead singer for Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, So Let's Go in January. Title-track lead single So Let's Go, is a rousing rallying cry that's only further proof of Doyle's ability to draw the listener under his banner. Equally adept at drawing a crowd, Doyle is in the midst of his North American tour since album release.

Made in collaboration with Thomas 'Tawgs' Salter (Lights, Walk Off The Earth), Jerrod Bettis (Adele, Serena Ryder), Gordie Sampson (Keith Urban, Willie Nelson), and Joe Zook (OneRepublic, Katy Perry), the album follows Doyle's first solo outing, Boy On Bridge, released in 2012.

"If there's an over-arching theme on this record, it's one of optimism...not that this is in contrast to my previous doom- laden songs!" laughs Doyle, who says this album is freer than Boy On Bridge in the respect of being open to all influences. "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. 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." A non-traditional marriage for Doyle was writing his first book simultaneously with the album, the best-selling memoir Where I Belong, released last month.

The album's eponymous song is consistent with Alan Doyle's ethos: we're lucky to be here so let's make the most of it. This spirit also infuses the heartfelt "Take Us Home" while "Sins of a Saturday Night" celebrates a come-what-may approach. The album also gets reflective in moments, such as the plaintive "Laying Down To Perish," inspired by a visit to Fogo Island. As a whole, So Let's Go remains consistent with Alan Doyle's enthusiasm for the wider world combined with a love for the comfort of home.

Alan Doyle hails from Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and formed Great Big Sea in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallett, and Darrell Power, in which they fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. So Let's Go continues to cement Alan Doyle's reputation as one of our country's most treasured musicians and storytellers. "I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down."



Find more info at: alandoyle.ca


Special Guest: Air Traffic Controller


Air Traffic Controller have created a place all their own in the indie pop world. Serving in the US Navy as an air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent demos written during deployment to his friends back home. This was the inception of the band. What has evolved is beyond what he or anyone expected.

With an eclectic song catalog and category-defying organic/electronic sound, ATC has captured a loyal following nationwide. They were 2015 Billboard Hot 100 Fest performers with The Weeknd and Justin Bieber, placed on the NPR Hot 100 List for SXSW, named Guardian UK Band of the Day, won Best Indie Alternative Song for "You Know Me" in the Independent Music Awards, and have over 20 million spins on Spotify. ATC's music has been licensed by Bose, MTV, NBC, ABC, Disney, Verizon, Toyota and more.

Air Traffic Controller's multi award-winning third album, BLACK BOX features "People Watching," "On The Wire" and "What You Do To My Soul," and won three Independent Music Awards (Best Indie/Alt Rock Album, Indie/Alt Rock Song, Producer). The music video for "The House" has won and impressive number of awards including a Boston Music Award, Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best" Music Video, as well as the 2016 New England Music Award for Best Video.

ECHO PAPA was released on June 23, 2017. Once again, Air Traffic Controller delivers another evolution of the band with mature lyrics and exploring new topics that are of the moment. Dave Munro calls the lead-off track "After Party" - written shortly after the 2016 election - a peaceful protest.



Find more info at: airtrafficcontrollermusic.com





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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