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Briget Boyle's songs are compelling reminders that healing and redemption are coming. With gritty, vulnerable lyrics, pristine vocals, and driving playing on her antique Gibson J45, Briget’s 90s rock-tinged songs center the truth-telling power of the human voice. Sincerity is magnetic and Briget's songs often inspire listeners to put pen to paper, clear their throats, and dust off their old guitars. What will happen when you listen?

Briget’s songwriting awakens the act of witnessing. She goes deep to mine for truth and what comes out is a powerful vocal expression that is magnetic. Her sound comes from an authentic way of living and is driven by deep connections that she has forged along her diverse path of music making. She views music as the mortar of human experience that ties us together in ways that nothing else can. 

Earthy and grounded in connection to spirit, Briget possesses an ability to leverage life’s challenges and make music that navigates them with grace. She creates as a means of integration of her lived experiences. Briget's wisdom is not only to learn from past experiences by facing them, but also to embrace the suffering that inevitably leads to more complete insights.

Briget was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA where she got an early start in music. As the child of two music industry veterans, she always knew that being a musician was not just a calling, but part of her DNA. Her first professional experience was working in Hollywood's film scoring studios alongside her legendary recording engineer father, the late Tim Boyle. She served as his second engineer for Starship Troopers, Animaniacs, Money Talks and more. 

She began writing songs right when she was 12 years old and attended the College of Santa Fe to study Music Performance & Composition. It was here that her musical journey took an unexpected turn. She discovered the rich traditional folk music of the Balkans and quickly became a student of the voice and of traditional singing styles. This study led her to many years of performing with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Brass Menažeri Balkan Brass Band, and True Life Trio.  

Briget recognizes the responsibility and opportunities that accompany multi-hyphenate creative life. She is always full of ideas and the sheer audacity to pursue them. Briget founded an independent record label, Waxsimile Productions and queer musician collective, built a successful vocal coaching practice, and has been a key member of various Bay Area world music ensembles. Her musical and professional perspective is unique and it is echoed in her songs.  

Her new album, Heartbreak Residue is due out late 2022 or early 2023.

The Next Line

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“Pristine vocals on a fine laid back but a well-produced 11-track collection…Her voice seems almost without fault…These are great songs.” — No Depression, John Apice

“a thoroughly fascinating and gripping listen from Boyle.” — Substream Magazine, Gabriel Aikins

The Next Line is the culmination of three years of songwriting and self-exploration. At

“Pristine vocals on a fine laid back but a well-produced 11-track collection…Her voice seems almost without fault…These are great songs.” — No Depression, John Apice 

“a thoroughly fascinating and gripping listen from Boyle.” — Substream Magazine, Gabriel Aikins

The Next Line is the culmination of three years of songwriting and self-exploration. At the end of 2017, Briget left her day job as the production manager of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir to pursue her music career and to record and release this album. She teamed up with producer Michael Shiono, and Michael and Briget were able to take her songs, full of potential but not yet complete, and open them up to find their new sound. The Next Line, full of energetic and vibey tunes, features some of the Bay Area's finest players, including Kyle Caprista, Geneva Harrison, Kimiko Joy, Ben Misterka, Jon Monahan, and James DePrato.

Briget Boyle - vocals, acoustic & electric guitars Kyle Caprista - drums, percussion Harlow Carpenter - trumpet James DePrato - electric guitar Geneva Harrison - vibes Kimiko Joy - background vocals Ben Misterka - lap steel Jon Monahan - electric guitar Lewis Patzner - cello Michael Shiono - bass, Rhodes, B-3, Moog, piano Tim Silva - background vocals Renzo Staiano - acoustic guitar Avi Vinocur - mandolin, banjo David Zirbel - pedal steel

Trash Orchestra: Rachel MacFarlane, Robyn Li, Michael Shiono, Briget Boyle, Kyle Caprista

The Town Quartet: Mia Bella D'Augelli & Laura Keller - violins, Jacob Hansen-Joseph - viola, Lewis Patzner - cello

Executive producer - Tim Boyle Producer - Michael Shiono Recorded at Bird & Egg Recording Studio in Richmond, CA; Hyde Street Studio C in San Francisco, CA; and Airship Laboratories in Richmond, CA Engineer - Nino Moschella Additional engineers - Nahuel Bronzini, Jaimeson Durr, Briget Boyle String arrangement - Michael Shiono Production on "Keep It Simple" - Aki Ehara & Michael Shiono Mixing engineer - Eric Oberthaler Mastering engineer - Piper Payne, Neato Mastering Studio assistant - Robyn Li Session photography - Isa S. Chu Cover photography - April Renae Design - Bob Ciano & Guang Yuan Lim

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