TJ Doyle, is an American artist with a world view, a love of Earth and a feel for what it takes to care for the planet we are on. He also takes a song, wraps it in melodic yet compelling music and delivers it with a sense of fun, responsibility and subtle but strong Americana sensibilities.
Now working on his third album, guitarist TJ has been lauded by critics for having his own musical and vocal styles. It was buzzed about by The Vinyl District, Jamsphere, and Bearded Magazine.
Raised in 5 Eastern cities by the age of 10, TJ now lives in a community on the edge of the Angeles National Forest above LA where he writes songs that transmit an authenticity harking back to the 60s. Does “harking back” mean he lives in the past? Not at all. “That era of music was when artists were writing about the challenges of a generation instead of the more personal and relationship-oriented pop and rock that currently dominates the airwaves.” He goes after that vision delivering his passion for the environment. “Nature is free from the human condition that afflicts humanity, and is an inspiration that can help us all. By observing nature we can learn more about our own true natures.”
Musically TJ, who has a touring history covering the northern American Midwest and Southern California, surrounds himself with some of the top musician’s musicians to be found today on his recordings like Rock Deadrick, Drums & Percussion (Tracy Chapman), David Sutton, Bass (Tracy Chapman), Matt Laug, Drums (Slash’s Snakepit), Lance Morrison, Bass, (Don Henley), Tim Pierce, Guitar (Crowded House, Dave Matthews) or in his live performances like Phil Parlapiano, Keyboards, (Lowen & Navarro), and Hank Van Sickle, Bass, (John Mayall).
Legendary venues such as The Whiskey and The Roxy have hosted his band, “but it’s time to expand on that. The plan is to get out into the rest of the world,” fostered recently by extensive airplay in Europe, from his most recent recording “On The Horizon”. The TJ brand of music is also picking up steam in Australia, New Zealand and, of course, across North America.
“On The Horizon”, amplifies the disillusioned uneasiness of his 2009 debut “One True Thing”, while reaching deeper into the realms of human experience to artfully address environmental issues and the world at large. Recorded at Studio City Sound with Grammy award winning engineer Tom Weir, the recording boasts a quality and character which emboldens the albums overarching message of rehabilitating humanity. While “On The Horizon” gains airplay and fans on an international basis, TJ is already working on the next step. His new single, “Unconditional”, released last fall, points to the accomplishment that is the culmination of recording his yet-to-be-named 3rd album. “I see this new recording as the deepening of my lyrical and musical expression to find the best way to present the unraveling of the illusory world that keeps attempting to derail us, when the beauty of the moment from each of our viewpoints can open up unexpected vistas“.
TJ Doyle believes in harboring a deep connection with the natural world by listening, observing and living at peace with your surroundings. He draws inspiration from nature, utilizing his passion for the environment to infuse his music and lyrics with a unique sense of purpose and direction.
As Doyle puts it, “many perceived separations exist on the surface, while there is something much deeper that humans share behind the mask of consciousness.”
As his new song “Unconditional” says in reflecting his credo, “Love is power to set us free”.