Share this article

print logo

Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle to play Tralf Music Hall

Multifaceted musician Alan Doyle is a man of many stations.

Member of now-retired Canadian folk rockers Great Big Sea. Website blogger and memoirist. Producer of Russell Crowe albums, and maintainer of hair righteous enough to make the descendants of Vikings wail with envy. Seems impressive even before learning of his stomping solo material with his band of Beautiful Gypsies, who’ll join Doyle for a show at 8 p.m. April 21 inside Buffalo’s Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.).

Still touring off material from 2014’s “So Let’s Go,” the Newfoundland native continues to charm fans of his past with the Juno-nominated Great Big Sea, or followers of his uplifting material as a solo artist. Anthemic and arena-ready at times — but with firm roots in country, traditional folk and Celtic throughout — Doyle’s music rolls, shifts and squeezes those waiting with arms open. Whether this embrace shifts to a twirling tavern dance is a matter of song selection, but the well-traveled Doyle should certainly give fans some impassioned variety when he appears at the Tralf.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$35 (box office, Ticketmaster).

There are no comments - be the first to comment