Boy on Bridge
Boy on Bridge is a feature length documentary that follows the engaging and energetic Alan Doyle as he collaborates with some of his friends and musical heroes. While the project unfolds Alan balances his career with Great Big Sea, navigates through debilitating back problems, and attempts to find a record label home for his new project.
This liberating project has allowed Alan to step outside of the comfort zone of his day band and scratch some names off his musical bucket list. The names include icon Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, indie legend Hawksley Workman, Robin Hood co-star Scott Grimes, Gordie Sampson, legendary television composer Mike Post, and Alans good friend and longtime musical partner, Russell Crowe.
Using his low fidelity recording technique, Alan captures the immediacy and spontaneity that cumbersome recording techniques cannot provide in sometimes unusual locations. Alan is mobile. The energy is contagious, the ideas are immediate and vital, and the results of these collaborations are enduring.
Initial air date: May 5, 2013
Network: Movie Central, TMV, CMT