Clare Doyle

‘It was a hell of a year,’ says Americana artist-to-watch Clare Doyle, reflecting on a breakout year in which she was named one of First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2023, an Emerging Artist of 2024 by Music in Minnesota, and released three debut singles which garnered immediate attention for their infectious blend of soulful country and rootsy rock, and a bold lyricism that’s hailed as “a fresh perspective in emotional storytelling” by Music in Minnesota.

Originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Doyle grew up singing along with her mom’s Johnny Cash CDs and her dad’s Gibson acoustic, and dreamt of becoming a musician. She taught herself to play and write on a borrowed guitar in a college dorm room and began planning a move to Nashville, but found herself fighting brutal self-doubt and influences that kept her from embracing her talent.

Doyle had settled in New Orleans until the pandemic forced a move back to her hometown, where she began to write and rediscover the musical identity she’d neglected for years. Armed with a decade of heartache, adventure, addiction, and life on the road, she began to alchemize raw emotions into a collection of songs that run the gamut from clever and rollicking, to gritty and gut-wrenching. 

Initially inspired to write by artists like Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard, now Doyle incorporates both classic and contemporary sensibilities into her songs - she draws on a range of influences to write candidly about loving, losing, hurting, and making a hot mess of things. “A lot of artists cite Jason Isbell or Ruston Kelly as…inspirations, but rarely do you hear the attention to detail and knack for describing emotions that prove they’ve really learned from those two master storytellers,” writes Carol Roth of Adventures in Americana, “With Doyle, you can tell.”

In a short span, Doyle has established a reputation for a mesmerizing live show that brings audiences along for a ride - from the electrifying heights of a cathartic anthem to pin-drop-quiet intensity in a breakup ballad - and has become a fixture on some of the region’s most legendary stages. She has been tapped to support artists such as The Cactus Blossoms, Turn Turn Turn, Them Coulee Boys, and Dallas Ugly and has toured regionally throughout the Midwest.

With exciting plans on the horizon, including new projects to release, expanded touring, and festival appearances, Doyle is poised for big moves in 2024.

Upcoming Shows


Jul
12
th
7th St Entry
Jul
12
th
7th St Entry

Maria and the Coins

★ Local Show ★
with The Minks and Clare Doyle

Past Shows


Jan
29
th
2024
Turf Club
Jan
29
th
2024
Turf Club

The Cactus Blossoms

January 2024 Monday Residency

★ Local Show ★
with Clare Doyle
Jan
19
th
2024
Fine Line
Jan
19
th
2024
Fine Line

A Tribute To
Dolly Parton

featuring Faith BoblettMolly BrandtRachel CalvertClare DoyleHaleyLaura HugoJaedyn JamesSarah MorrisSavannah SmithLeslie Vincent • with Cole Diamond performing the songs of Alan Jackson

★ Local Show ★
Jan
12
th
2024
First Avenue
Jan
12
th
2024
First Avenue

First Avenue's
Best New Bands of 2023

featuring BarlowBerClare DoyleLAAMARL.A. Buckner & BiG HOMiEREIKIshe’s green

Hosted by Jill Riley (The Current) • Grace Williams (Radio K) • Krista Wax (KFAI) • Sean McPherson (Jazz88)

★ Local Show ★
Nov
22
nd
2023
Turf Club
Nov
22
nd
2023
Turf Club

Cole Diamond’s Tropical Depression ( Alan Jackson Tribute )

with Clare Doyle (Performing classic songs from the Queens of Country) and Adam Brandt (Playing the hits of '80s and '90s Country Music)

★ Local Show ★
Sep
1
st
2023
Turf Club
Sep
1
st
2023
Turf Club

A Tribute to
Shania Twain

featuring Faith BoblettMaria CoyneClare DoyleLaura HugoJaedyn JamesJillian RaeLeslie Vincent
Jul
15
th
2023
Turf Club
Jul
15
th
2023
Turf Club

Ryan Gebhardt

with Harlow, Clare Doyle and LAAMAR
Jun
8
th
2023
Turf Club
Jun
8
th
2023
Turf Club

The Holy North

with Maria and the Coins and Clare Doyle
Mar
1
st
2023
Turf Club
Mar
1
st
2023
Turf Club

BARN DANCE at the Turf Club ft. Trailer Trash and Friends

with a late night performance by Boy Howdy
hosted by comedian Grant Winkels
with Clare Doyle
Jan
27
th
2023
Turf Club
Jan
27
th
2023
Turf Club

A Tribute to
Dolly Parton

featuring Faith BoblettMolly BrandtClare DoyleMadison HallmanLaura HugoJaedyn JamesLeslie VincentSavannah SmithSiri Undlin • with Cole Diamond performing the songs of Alan Jackson

More Shows

Nov
17
th
7th St Entry

Field Guide

Oct
19
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

The Moss

with hey, nothing
Oct
12
th
Fine Line

Nada Surf

with Office Dog
Oct
4
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

slenderbodies

with Tim Atlas