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EP 70 - Doyle Dykes & His Amazing Encounters with God

Summary: Doyle Dykes' book, The Lights of Marfa, regales some of his experiences in the music world, but it's also about much more than his life as a guitar player.
Air Date: 12/26/18
Duration: 32:00
Host: Dr. Ward Bond
Guest Bio: Doyle Dykes, Musician
Although influenced by a wide variety of musical styles and musicians from the country of Chet Atkins to the rock and roll of Duane Eddy and the Beatles, Doyle Dykes has developed a distinct, recognizable sound that amazes audiences with skill while capturing hearts with sincerity and soul. Doyle’s appreciation for various styles of music is reflected in his albums as they include signature compositions like “Jazz in the Box” and “Martha’s Kitchen” and hymns like the powerful “How Great Thou Art.” “Gitarre 2000″ was released by Windham Hill Records, and Doyle’s music has appeared on several of the label’s compilation albums like “Here, There, and Everywhere” (a tribute to the Beatles). In addition, Doyle’s music has been heard on United Airlines, Air Canada, NPR’s Morning News and All Things Considered, Disney’s California Adventure, and even the Space Shuttle Atlantis in September, 2000.

Doyle’s early years as a guitarist took him around the world as he toured with The Stamps Quartet and later with Grand Ole Opry Star, Grandpa Jones. Doyle has since returned to the Grand Ole Opry for numerous performances, many appearing live on national television.

Doyle performs in venues ranging from Theatres, Bluegrass festivals, and churches, to major Conventions, such as the NAMM Show (Anaheim, CA and Nashville, TN), the Musikmesse (largest music trade show in the world; Frankfurt, Germany), Music Live (UK), and the National Executive Institute, which is made up of honored FBI Agents, major city Police Chiefs, and Law Enforcement Officers from around the world. Internationally, Doyle attracts record audiences in many Continents around the world. Whether to a guitar player or music enthusiast, Doyle’s music will make a lasting impression on anyone given the opportunity to listen.

“Doyle is one of the finest fingerpicking guitarists around. I sincerely admire him as a person and as a musician.” Chet Atkins, CGP

“I’ve been fortunate enough to know Doyle and his great guitar playing for quite some time. In a word, he is absolutely a MONSTER!!” Steve Wariner

“Doyle’s clever use of dynamics, the warm tone he achieves with an acoustic guitar and his exceptional skill with the instrument is wonderful to hear. He is one of the most fantastic players I have heard in years.” Duane Eddy

“Magnificent chops, refined musicianship and tons of personality!” Laurence Juber
  • Book Title: The Lights of Marfa: One of the World's Great Guitar Player's Amazing Encounters with God
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/doyledykes/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @doyledykes
EP 70 - Doyle Dykes & His Amazing Encounters with God
Doyle Dykes is one of the premier fingerstyle guitarists in the world. He has thrilled secular and church audiences all over the world and garners respect from some of the hottest musicians today.

His book, The Lights of Marfa: One of the World's Great Guitar Player's Amazing Encounters with God, does regale some of his experiences in the music world, but it's also about much more than his life as a guitar player.

Infused into stories like how he was invited to be part of the Stamps Quartet (Elvis' backup band), why a white rose is on the headstock of his signature-model guitar, and how his worst night at the Opry turned out to be anything but, are accounts of the remarkable ways God has shown up in Doyle's life.

Listen as Doyle joins Dr. Bond to share highlights from the book, his life, and why he cherishes the blessings in his life.