Danielle Doyle

Danielle Doyle

 Medford, Massachusetts, USA
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Newcomer Danielle Doyle has been garnering much attention among audiences and fellow musicians, since she first emerged on the scene at the beginning of 2009. Mountain Stage NewSong Youth Winner.

Biography

Newcomer Danielle Doyle has been garnering much attention among audiences and fellow musicians, since she first emerged on the scene at the beginning of 2009. Danielle has been named a 2009 Mountain Stage NewSong Youth Winner, a winner of the weekly Lizard Lounge Open Mic challenge and has earned some incredible supporting slots including opening for Loudon Wainwright III, Dawn Landes, and Heather Masse (of The Wailin’ Jennys). A true performer, Danielle’s songs are best heard when she’s singing them live, when beautiful melodies, “sultry alt-country” vocals, and rich lyrics are interspersed with relaxed and comic banter that makes you feel like you’ve known the young songwriter forever.

Danielle will be touring the Northeast throughout the spring in support of her debut album The Cartographer’s Wife. The album is a collection of songs about love, home, longing, and a little bit of murder. While some of these stories were inspired by real life – a failed move to California (“Roots/Wings”), college years in Ohio (“Lake Erie”) –others were borrowed from imagined women – one who waits at home while her husband crosses the globe (“The Cartographer’s Wife”), one who’s fleeing from the apocalypse (“Pompeii”) and one who murders her lover when the going gets rough (“Salome”).

While the stories took years of crafting, The Cartographer’s Wife seemed to come together rather quickly. When it came time to hit the studio, Danielle enlisted friends and fellow Boston area up n’ comers to play on the album, including singer-songwriters Beth Colegrove and Meg Smallidge, members of Garlic & Moonshine, and John Nolan (of Flightless Buttress) who produced the album. The ten tracks were recorded live over three days at the Hi n’ Dry Recording Studio in Somerville, MA. The Cartographer’s Wife was released at the Lizard Lounge on March 13th, 2010.

Lyrics

Salome

Written By: Danielle Doyle

I fell in love with someone I should never have loved
‘Cause he never bothered to love me too
Cocaine and heroin, murder and arson
I got caught up in all sorts of bad situations ‘cause of you
Salome, Salome, look what you’ve done to me
Made me everything a woman should never be
Salome, you brought out the worst in me
So you’re going to have to die today
The sting of your kiss on the curve of my hips
And you thought one day I would just up and run
But in the cool of the dawn with the morning light coming on
I forgot my running shoes but I found a gun
Salome, Salome, look what you’ve done to me
Made me everything a woman should never be
Salome, you brought out the worst in me
So you’re going to have to die today
Out in the backyard with the tulips and the peonies
I brought a shovel, babe, and that’s where you will be
Lilacs and marigolds – I’ll wait ‘til your skin turns cold
In the bottom of a six-foot hole, that’s where I will lay thee

Salome, Salome, look what you’ve done to me
Made me everything a woman should never be
Salome, you brought out the worst in me
So you’re going to have to die today
Don’t know much about redemption, but I’m going to need some redeeming
Start going to church on Sunday mornings
Jesus and Joseph, Moses and Mary
If I pray loud enough – maybe someone will here me
Salome, Salome, look what you’ve done to me
Made me everything a woman should never be
Salome, you brought out the worst in me
So you’re going to have to die today

The Cartographer's Wife

Written By: Danielle Doyle

Well I love you, love you, love you - you know I do.
Much in the same way that you love leaving
And the garden you planted in our backyard
You took off before they were seedlings
Now I’m doing laundry putting fresh sheets on the bed
You’re already setting sail to the north winds in your head - but don’t go yet
‘Cause it’s lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely loving you
Lately it’s the only, only, only thing I know how to do
‘Cause you’re tracing maps of these oceans, maps of these mountains
When you come back, you’ll trace maps of my body.
If you come back, when you come back.
Well the hallway, the pantry and the living room
All feel empty, my dear, ‘cause you left a little too soon
I’ll sit on the porch and pray for better weather
Like mother like daughter - I should have known better
Now I’m doing laundry putting fresh sheets on the bed
You’re already setting sail to the north winds in your head - but don’t go yet
‘Cause it’s lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely loving you
Lately it’s the only, only, only thing I know how to do
‘Cause you’re tracing maps of these oceans, maps of these mountains
When you come back, you’ll trace maps of my body.
If you come back, when you come back.

Discography

The Cartographer's Wife - release date March 13, 2010

Set List

Mostly originals, including:
Salome
The Cartographer's Wife
Roots/Wings
Lake Erie
My Bird
A Little Love Would Do
Leave Tonight
Coalmine
Pompeii
Sky
and many more.

Sets are often sprinkled with covers by Iron and Wine, Josh Ritter, Patty Griffin, Anais Mitchell, The Decemberists, etc.