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Alan Doyle

Newfoundland's Alan Doyle, formerly of Great Big Sea, chalks up a lot of where is he right now to luck. "I'm the luckiest guy I've ever even heard of," he says. "This was all I ever wanted, a life in the music business, singing concerts. I was lucky to be born in the family I was, in Petty Harbour. I was lucky that Sean, Bob, and Darrell found me and asked me to join their band. I was lucky the Canadian music fans were into it." And yet, one listen to any of his albums makes it plainly clear that there's a lot more than luck at play in this decades-long, awards-studded career. An Alan Doyle show is chock-a-block with unmistakably rootsy tunes that hark back to some of Alan's favorite bands, from John Mellencamp to Payolas, and he's coming to the 2021 Ann Arbor Folk Festival with a new country-flavored EP, "Rough Side Out," and a new book, "All Together Now: A Newfoundlander's Light Tales for Heavy Times."

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