Skyline Sessions

Video: Newfoundland’s Alan Doyle And The Beautiful Gypsies Perform

The Canadian folk-rock band visited Houston Public Media while on tour earlier this year.

Alan Doyle is a singer-songwriter and actor from Newfoundland, which he playfully describes as “Canada’s version of Hawaii, except it’s on the other side, and it’s just a tiny bit colder.” He’s perhaps best known as one of the founding members of Great Big Sea, a popular Canadian folk-rock band that was active for two decades until 2013. Now recording and touring as a solo artist, and with his band Beautiful Gypsies, Doyle visited Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio while in Houston for a concert at the MATCH earlier this year. He was joined by bandmates Kendel Carson (fiddle/vocals) and Cory Tetford (guitar/mandolin/vocals) to record the songs “Laying Down to Perish” (based on the true story of a tragedy that occurred off the coast of Newfoundland in 1916) and “I Can’t Dance Without You.”