Doyle Dykes Has Benefit Concert Thursday

Benefits Prison Prevention Ministries

Monday, August 26, 2013
Doyle Dykes
Doyle Dykes

Guitarist, recording artist, songwriter, clinician and published author, Doyle Dykes will share his talents in a benefit concert for Prison Prevention Ministries on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 3415 Broad St.  Admission is free. 

Review for Doyle Dykes:

Doyle Dykes is one of his generation’s greatest guitar pickers.  His musical influences range from county (Chet Atkins), rock’ n ‘roll (Duane Eddy), to the groundbreaking style of the Beatles.  Doyle has developed a distinct, recognizable sound that is full of sincerity and soul. His appreciation for various styles of music is reflected in some of his signature compositions like “Jazz in the Box”, “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. He has also appeared numerous times on the Grand Ole Opry.  Doyle has been cited as one of the best finger-style guitarist in the world.  He has been honored with The Guild Doyle Dykes Signature Model guitar.  This guitar was crafted to Doyle’s’ exacting specifications, it is an incredibly articulate instrument that would please the most discerning guitarist. 

He cites June 1965 during his church’s “summer revival” as the moment he became a lifelong Christian as an 11 year-old boy, seeing “the lights of salvation and a new purpose and desire for my life, since that day, I’ve never been the same.”    

A love offering will be taken to support Prison Prevention Ministries work with at-risk youth and those in prison.  To learn more about the ministry please go to

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