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 will be released at the Lizard Lounge on March 13th.
"Doyle's vocal's are warm, dark, yet very smooth. There is no mistaking her signature sound. Not far from Natalie Merchant's sound and style, Danielle Doyle has a special, utterly unique voice that I could listen to at length. I stumbled across The Cartographer's Wife on Amazon and I knew at once this was somethng special, another good find that we bloggers live for. These ten original songs are intelligent and well-crafted (listen no further than the cover title), yet it's the overall soundscape that one is drawn to. The lyrics come around on repeated listenings. There is something about Doyles vocals, blending with the terrific acoustic arrangements; the listener is drawn to the mood set by the music. There isn't a bad track on this recording. Highly recommended." -Call it Folk
“I just stumbled upon Danielle Doyle, and she’s really good – smooth, sultry vocals in the alt-country style, with soulful and mysterious acoustic guitar and drums accompaniment… the music supports and enhances the vocals; never overshadows or obscures. Lovely… her songwriting seems to come from a deep, personal place...”– Boston Survival Guide
"Danielle Doyle… is often as entertaining in between songs as she is when playing them... Her quirky, quick-witted humor sets everyone at ease and then her songs, with brilliant imagery and soft-spoken honesty blew us away." – Tom Bianchi