John Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, vocals)
In recent years, Grammy-nominated John Doyle has gained major prominence in the Celtic and Folk worlds in duos with Chicago fiddler Liz Carroll (their recording, "Double Play" received a 2010 Grammy nomination for "Best Traditional World Music Record"); as Karan Casey and John Doyle; with the Teetotallers and now also with The Alt. 2008-2010 saw John on the road with the legendary Joan Baez as her music director and guitarist.
With the release of John's 2011 solo recoding, "Shadow and Light" (Compass Records), his significant talents as songwriter and singer are finally coming to the fore. Impossibly in demand in the studio and on the road, immensely talented and blessed with an acute ear, a wicked sense of rhythm and seemingly endless bag of chops in his playing, composing, performing and producing, John has firmly established himself as one of the most versatile, creative and prolific voices in folk and traditional Irish music.
"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." —Earle Hitchener, The Wall Street Journal