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Dale Boyle

Dale Boyle is a Gaspé born, Montreal-based folk, country, and blues singer-songwriter.

He is an International Narrative Song Competition Winner; Lys Blues Songwriter of the Year award Winner; Two-time Lys Blues Folk/Blues Artist of the Year award Winner; International Songwriting Competition and USA Songwriting Competition finalist.

Dale has appeared in the CBC ENJEUX documentary film Le Mystère Coffin and his music has been included in the Learning Landscapes online journal and the audio version of Daniel Levitin’s best selling book, The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature.

His live performances reflect a casual demeanour, sense of humour, and storytelling approach also found on his solo acoustic recordings: In My Rearview Mirror: A Story From a Small Gaspé Town (2004) and Small Town van Gogh (2007), which reached number 15 on the Euro Americana Chart.

Dale is also the founder of Song Routes (, an online magazine that explores the art of songwriting through feature interviews with established songwriters, producers, and authors.

His latest record is called "Throwback" and was released June 1, 2012.

Select Press Quotes:

“Boyle brings back honest, organic, soulful country with great songwriting”
- Duke Eatmon (CBC Homerun)

“One of the best to emerge from north of the border”
- {USA}

"Dale Boyle: Small Town van Gogh - 4.5 on 5"
- Benny Metten (Ctrl. Alt. Country E Zine) {Belgium}

“Tres abouti au niveau musical, ce CD l'est egalement par les sujets traites et la qualite des textes”
- Le Cri Du Coyote {France}

“Splendid” - 4 out of 5 stars
- Rene Leverink ( {Netherlands}

“Boyle is an accomplished musician, a fine singer, and an exceptionally thoughtful, meticulous songwriter”
- John Taylor (

“Direct, poignant folk, country and blues”
- Jamie O'Meara (The Hour)

“The Montreal singer-songwriter is armed with good songs”
- Bernard Peruse (Montreal Gazette)

“Boyle wastes no notes or chords in his craft-his lyrics are hauntingly direct and to the point”
- Barbara Lavoie (West Island Chronicle)

“There's also The Wilbert Coffin Story, where a wrongly accused miner meets the hangman. That's real folk blues”.
- Dean Cottrill (The Hour)

“Cinq disques pour la simplicité de la realisation”… “Cinq disques pour la grande qualité des chansons”… “Cinq disques pour les chansons engages”… “Cinq disques pour le jeu de guitare”… “Finalement, cinq disques pour la sincérité”
- Slide (Journal Cultural Graffici)

“With only an acoustic guitar, he captivated us from the very start with his stories and his sense of humour”…“his performance ended with a standing ovation”
- Réjean Nadon (LeNetBlues)