Emmett Doyle
Scenic Route

Emmett Doyle sings “Rust Belt Ballads” on the Scenic Route

Emmett Doyle is a Minneapolis-based folks songwriter who describes himself as “a working class rebel musician- a union carpenter, former river deckhand, raised on a farm in central Minnesota”. In conversation with Will Moore on the Scenic Route – he talks about growing up on that farm and how from a young age became deeply invested in progressive and labor union-focused folk songs. He performs songs from his new album Rust Belt Ballads which chronicle labor strikes both past and present, along with recent class and environmental struggles in both Minnesota and around the United States.