April 9th, 2014

Currently in Toronto airport. I wonder how many times I’ve been here in this exact spot in the Air Canada Lounge. I think this is my 26th time this year. Jaysus.

What a laugh we just had in Pittsburgh. Met up with Scott Grimes, Mike Buie, Allan Hawco and a few others to help Mr Russell Crowe celebrate his 50th. We had a few drinks and songs and laughs and our evening was buoyed by the arrival of a few of the Pittsburgh Penguins Gents, including Captain Sid. Friggin’ Cool. Happy Birthday Russell. Congrats on compiling a body of work beyond comparison for a man in his really really late 40’s. Incredible to think about it all, really. Thanks for having me along for some of it. I am grateful and lucky. Many more pints and songs to come, I hope.

Some exciting touring dates announced over on the tour page.

To name a few highlights. If someone told me I’d one day get to headline the George Street Festival I’d have told them they were cracked. Can’t wait for that one. The Tonder Festival could very well be the best Folk Music Festival in the world. I enjoyed every trip there with GBS and look forward to taking Cory and Kendel et all there for the first time in August. Yeha. There are other cool shows announced for Parry Sound, Truro, Fredericton, Canso, Niagara, Tyne Valley PEI….more to come.

For those wondering what to expect at an Alan Doyle Band show, I usually play a mix of tunes from my Boy on Bridge CD, The Great Big Sea catalogue along a few songs I’ve written for other projects and a fun cover or two. Theres usually the same banter and audience participation and foolishness you’ve come to expect from a silly bastard like myself, too.

I am super pumped about the live shows coming up. I am so grateful to you who’ve got tix already. Spread the word and we’ll see you there.

Keep you posted on the Where I Belong book and the new Alan Doyle CD soon.

Gotta dash for the gate and get back home to Grade 2.