Folk; Balkan Folk
Briget Boyle’s background ranges from the folk music of the Balkans to the folk music that surrounds her on the West Coast of the United States. A prolific songwriter, vocalist, and guitar player based in Oakland, California, Briget recently released her second solo album, The Next Line. The record was hailed as a “fascinating and gripping listen” by Gabriel Aikins of Substream Magazine.
Growing up in Los Angeles, Briget sang backup for her mother, recording artist Karen Tobin, and worked with her father in Hollywood's film scoring studios. She began writing songs as a teenager, but chose to concentrate for a time on interpreting traditional Balkan music. Briget sings with Kitka Eastern European Women's Vocal Ensemble, one of the most respected American groups performing Balkan folk music today. She also sings and plays guitar with True Life Trio, a Bay Area–based group that delves deep into a vast array of folk music that lends itself to three-part vocal harmony, massaging and expanding the boundaries of these traditional styles.
Briget was the lead singer and percussionist for the Balkan ensemble Brass Menažeri, which collaborated with hip-hop artist Mr. Lif on the album Resilient. In November 2017, the album was released to great acclaim on the record label Waxsimile Productions.
Waxsimile, founded by Briget and her late father, Tim Boyle, focuses on both profitable and equitable methods of creating musical products. Briget serves as the label's Creative Director and CEO.
Folk, rock, indie folk
Songs and Testimonials
"Briget’s song, written for my wife based in stories I told her, is beautiful and powerfully loving in this way that sort of defies description."
"Thank you Briget for shining your light through the darkness."