John Doyle

JOHN DOYLE

www.johndoylemusic.com

 
På turné (DK): Ingen aktuelle planer
Festivaler (DK):
Tønder Festival, 24. + 25. august 2018
(med McGoldrick McCusker Doyle)
 

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Irske John Doyle er en af de allerypperste og mest efterspurgte folk-guitarister og dertil også en dygtig sanger og sangskriver.

John var med til at stifte den irsk-amerikanske gruppe Solas og har desuden optrådt i en lang række andre sammenhænge: Med folkikoner som Liz Carroll, Andy Irvine og Karan Casey, som kapelmester for Joan Baez, som fast mand i Mary Chapin Carpenters akustiske trio, i trioen McGoldrick-McCusker-Doyle samt i supergruppen Usher's Island for blot at nævne nogle.

John Doyle har indspillet albums med Solas, Karan Casey og Liz Carroll og medvirket på utallige andre. Hans debutalbum som solist, Evening Comes Early, udkom i 2001 og hans andet, Wayward Son, udkom i 2005. Hvor de to første albummer hovedsagelig indeholdt traditionelle sange, så viste han på sit seneste soloalbum, Shadow and Light fra 2011, sin styrke som sangskriver. Mange af sangene tager udgangspunkt i Irlands og hans egen families historie og bærer hans rytmiske og melodiske guitarspils tydelige aftryk.

På scenen akkompagnerer John Doyle sig selv på diverse strengeinstrumenter og er både sanger, musiker og historiefortæller. En af de oplevelser, hvor man bare bagefter kan sige - wow! 
"A complete rhythm section all on his own"
Chicago Tribune
"Whether playing in a band, as an accompanist, or as a solo performer, John Doyle has a magical touch, always providing exactly what is needed: the right progression, a nimble melody, a delicate harmony line; a dream guitarist."
Irish Edition
"His lyrics unfold like short stories, with each verse moving the narrative forward with a level of detail you just don’t encounter in typical rock or pop music, and his exquisite rhymes are as carefully woven as the strands of a Celtic knot."
Andy Ellis, PREMIERGuitar
"Few rhythm guitarists demand the spotlight, but Doyle’s superpowered accompaniment in trad-music settings is a marvel."
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, Acoustic Guitar Magazine
"Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now (...) In my Wall Street Journal article on him this past March, I described John as one of the world’s best acoustic guitarists. I now think that may be an understatement (...) What are they putting in the potable water where John resides that has made him so mind-vaultingly good?"
Earle Hitchner, The Wall Street Journal
"More talent than anybody deserves to have all to themselves"
Philadelphia News
"John Doyle is as much a story teller as a musician, and he’s masterful at both (...) Few singer/songwriters are as adept as John Doyle when it comes to developing the inveterate themes of Irish Traditional music. Doyle takes these themes; war, oppression, love and emigration, and sets compelling narratives to engaging arrangements."
Neil McFadyen, Folk Radio UK