Alan Doyle is a Canadian musician and actor. He is best known as a lead singer in the Canadian Folk-Rock band Great Big Sea. In 2012, Doyle released his first solo album, Boy on Bridge. It made the top twenty on the Canadian Albums chart. Alan lives in St. John’s Newfoundland.
Alan Doyle is a songwriter and storyteller. He is a creative force and a musicians that came onto the Canadian scene quietly but that make headway quite quickly.
In this book, Doyle paints a heartwarming picture of a curious boy born into the small fishing village of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland. He was destined to carry into the world the musical tradition of generations before him with his own signature sound.
His childhood was surrounded by larger-than life characters who made an indelible impression on his music and work.
As many great Canadian musicians, he started in humble beginnings. He grew up in a family of five in a two bedroom house.
I found this book captivating and refreshingly candid. I think it is a book that I will read and reread for some time to come.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth