Guitarist Doyle Dykes to Returns to Music at the Point

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Doyle Dykes

Doyle Dykes

Music at the Point, also known as The Grace First Concert Series, is proud to welcome Doyle Dykes to the Grace First Sanctuary on Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m.

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.

Here is what some people have said about Doyle:

“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

“Doyle Dykes is one of the most convincing cross-genre fingerstylists today. He successfully metes out Jazz, Latin, Gospel, Hawaiian, and Country arrangements from his nylon and steel-string guitars with equal grace and aplomb. But grace is only one facet of Doyle’s talents. He also brings an incredible virility and indefatigable fire to his music, which makes listening to his arrangements an exhausting but satisfying experience.” Jon Chappell, Editor-in-Chief, Guitar Magazine

The concert will be held in the sanctuary of Grace First Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m. Grace First Presbyterian Church is located at 3955 Studebaker Rd. at the corner of Studebaker and Los Coyotes Diagonal in Long Beach. The phone number is 562-420-3393.

Tickets for this concert are $20. Advance tickets can be purchased online (through January 20) at www.gracefirst.org/concert-series. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the concert – checks and cash sales only.

For more information about the concerts please contact Stan DeWitt, Minister of Music, at 562-420-3393, or stan@gracefirst.org.

The remainder of the concerts in Music at the Point this year are:

Krechkovsky/Loucks Duo – Sat., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Rachel St. Marseille – Sat., Mar. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Ceora Winds – Sat., Apr. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Dewey Erney – Sun., May 18, 2:00 p.m.
Jason McNally – Sun., June 15, 4:00 p.m.

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