(Editor’s Note: The following release comes courtesy of Music City Texas Theater.)
“There are good fingerpickers, great fingerpickers, and then Doyle Dykes.”
This quote sums up how musicians, fans and music industry insiders
describe the man who will take the stage at Music City Texas Theater July 23.
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 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.”
Doyle’s early years as a guitarist took him around the world as he toured with The Stamps Quartet and made numerous performances at The Grand Ole Opry, many of which have appeared live on national television. He has thrilled secular and church audiences at venues ranging from Theaters, Bluegrass festivals, to Harvest Christian Fellowship and Saddleback Community Church.
Doyle’s recently published book The Lights of Marfa: One of the World’s Great Guitar Player’s Amazing Encounters with God isn’t just about his life as a guitar player. 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.
When guitar great Chet Atkins was asked a few years ago who he’d pay money to go see, his answer was, “People like Doyle Dykes, who is just an amazing fingerpicker, I think.”
Words simply cannot convey the astonishing talent of Doyle Dykes. We at MCTT urge those of you have not heard him to take a moment and view a few videos at Doyle’s website and on youtube.
Music City Texas Theater proudly presents Doyle Dykes July 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm.
General Admission Tickets are $25.00
Call 903-756-9934 or drop by the Theater weekdays 10 am – 3 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm and Showtime is 8:00 pm
Home-made BBQ sandwiches, chili, hot dogs, nachos, fries, snacks, refreshments
and MCT caps and T-Shirts are available in our newly remodeled concession area
Posted by: Sam Moore
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