Guitarist Doyle Dykes Performs At Songbirds Guitar Museum

Friday, December 22, 2017 - by Mark A. Herndon

Do you know who he is? Have you seen him? Have you met him? Have you listened to him speak, sing and play his guitar? Many here and around the world can answer all of these questions as YES.  He has never disappointed and by the man has shared countless hours with his guitars, his witness and teachings.

  Songbirds brought friend and guitarist Doyle Dykes to the stage.  He was surrounded by guitars, a full house of fans and friends with music and Christmas love in his heart. An Evening With Doyle Dykes at Songbirds Guitar Museum.

Doyle Dykes' words of instructions of life will mean much to these young boys in the YMCA, YCAP Chattanooga and Siskin Children's Institute programs.  Doyle nurtured these young boys with each having a guitar in their hands for some pre-show guitar lessons and playing together as Amber Carrington joined with some favorite Christmas songs.

Songbirds stage events not only curate for rare historic guitars but also top rated singers/songwriters, artists and musicians. The photos inserted captured the story of Doyle's commitment to have quality/value time with everyone he meets.  During his performance, he shared many of his favorite Christmas songs, witness for Christ and his early life experience raised in a Christian home.

A visit to Doyle Dykes' web page is a great source of information and offers free guitar lessons on his site.  Check out Doyle's social media page at these links  and his Facebook page.

His website says:

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 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.  

Songbirds Guitar Museum is a guitar-oriented, pop culture experience for the whole family. Explore our collection of rare, vintage guitars like no other on Earth. Experience American history in a new and unique environment through the Songbirds Guitars extensive anthology of permanent and revolving exhibits on the campus of the world-famous Chattanooga Choo Choo.

The music and outreach roots of Songbirds Guitar Museum  is the Songbirds Foundation.


The Songbirds Foundation strives to share the transformative experience of music with the Chattanooga area by delivering educational programming, preserving music history, hosting enriching events, and providing concrete resources to emerging artists.  Songbirds Foundation works with area educators and other organizations to establish a robust curriculum that promotes music literacy, ties in STEM initiatives, utilizes hands-on and project-based learning, and increases overall academic achievement. This curriculum will do more than simply provide music lessons; it will provide students with a deep understanding of music and the music business as a whole—providing classes on music business, graphic design, recording, and other related areas.

Thanks Doyle Dykes and Amber Carrington for sharing with the Y-CAP YMCA  and Siskin Children's Institute young people couple of weeks ago.

Enjoy this video, and Merry Christmas.


Chattanooga Live Music, Mark A Herndon, certified professional geologist and professional photographer grew up in Chattanooga area, graduated from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.  Media affiliation www.chattanoogan.comCheck out more at at: 

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