Eliza Mary Doyle
This international and award winning banjo player from Saskatchewan, Canada has a unique way of captivating audiences around the world with her charismatic performances, stylistic clawhammer banjo playing and sophisticated songwriting. Since playing with The Dead South (garnishing her a Juno in 2018), her musicianship and profile has skyrocketed. She is a versatile player, a seasoned performer, teacher, and session musician who brings an authenticity and energy to her music through her unstoppable and ferocious spirit.
Eliza Doyle is a bright, feisty, and fierce troubadour of exceptional talent and vision. Her discography goes back to 2003, and since then, she’s recorded on 24 albums, toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK extensively. Most recently, she’s started a non-profit, C.A.M.P (Community Arts Mentorship Program) to bring music programming to remote and underserved Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan, winning her a CBC Top 40 Under 40 Award, as well as an Industry Achievement Award in 2021 and 2022, and a nomination in 2020.
Doyle’s latest studio album, “Pretty Strange” is a 10 track collection of bangers captured live at Sidekick Studios in Nashville, TN on May 4th, 2022. Released on March 1st, 2023, it is followed by a 20-show tour in the US. It summarizes Doyle’s progression as an artist by framing her unique and catchy, melody driven songwriting style in the context of an exciting alt-country/folk sound. With driving banjo, guitar and pedal steel licks throughout the album to keep the listener engaged and eager to discover each track, her fresh take on the Americana genre is a welcomed addition to the scene.