Eliza Mary Doyle
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Eliza Mary Doyle

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2002 | SELF | AFM

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2002
Band Americana Bluegrass


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Eliza Mary Doyle @ The Church at Brock

Brock, Saskatchewan, Canada

Brock, Saskatchewan, Canada

Eliza Mary Doyle @ Living Sky Casino

Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

Eliza Mary Doyle @ Lyric Theatre

Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada

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The best kept secret in music


Unlike most road trips, Eliza Doyle reflects on her car breaking down as "the best thing that ever happened."

It all started last summer at the Northern Lights Bluegrass Festival in Saskatchewan when she met a fiddler from Colorado.

"She was like, 'Oh my gosh, you're great. You should come move to Colorado. Let's start a band.'" Doyle said. "I was like, 'I can't. I have a teaching job in Swift Current. I have a house. I can't do that.'"

"I just wanted to, like, hunker down and study music. And I accidentally started playing music and people liked it."
- Eliza Doyle
Then the wheels started turning inside Doyle's mind. She decided to take a year off from work to travel and immerse herself in music.

Doyle initially planned to move to Colorado, but the idea of moving from one cold winter to another changed her mind. She then decided her new home would be in North Carolina. But it didn't work that way.

"I stopped over in Nashville on the 17th of September for the AmericanaFest," she said. "I saw Kacy and Clayton and the Dead South and a whole bunch of other great bands."

But before she could leave Music City, her car broke down.

"I never thought I would have ended up in Nashville," she said. "I didn't want to be performing. I just wanted to, like, hunker down and study music. And I accidentally started playing music and people liked it."

Before she knew it, Doyle had to print business cards and found herself performing regularly at bars.

"Nashville is such a great, amazing, amazing town," she said. "It feels like a very small town. It's not really big and everybody just really wants to help you out. And everybody is a musician. We just met amazing people."

Doyle continues to meet more artists and her musical sabbatical is off to a blazing start.

"You can hear different music on the radio or you buy a CD," she said. "But to see the players in live action, it made me realize that there's more opportunity to study and to be inspired." - Eric Anderson


Still working on that hot first release.



As one of Saskatchewan’s most respected and highly regarded banjo players, this young lady entered the music scene in 2001 and has not skipped a beat since. You may recognize her from such successful bands as The Midnight Roses, The Hard Ramblers, and The Cracker Cats. No stranger to the festival circuit, Doyle has played almost every mid-level festival in Western Canada over the past 14 years with this variety of bands. The level of professional musicianship she has exhibited over the years speaks volumes, and one only has to hear her perform to appreciate the originality and style her instrumentation and songwriting writing has to offer. Over these past 14 years, she has recorded and released 9 full length albums, toured Canada, the United States, Europe and the UK. She has recently released her new album It Ain't What It Seems this past fall with great results!

 Doyle’s innovative and unique songwriting and performances have impressed audiences around the world. She is a versatile player, and her charismatic performance, combined with outstanding clawhammer banjo and sophisticated songs will captivate you and leave you wanting more. With Paula McGuigan on upright bass and Liza Hodler on guitar, this is a show that you definitely do not want to miss!! 

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