Doyle Dykes At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Born in May of 1954 in Jacksonville, Florida, Doyle Dykes uses a mixture of country, folk, blues and Christian sounds in his music. Growing up in a Christian community definitely has had an influence on his music, and his biggest inspiration as a guitarist came from a sailor named Barry Lackey, whom Dykes watched use a technique called “spider picking,” like Chet Akins and Merle Travis. Since receiving instruction from Lackey, Dykes has moved on to perform with The Stamps Quartet and Grand Ole Opry star Grandpa Jones. Although Dykes has become a world-renowned guitarist since then and has returned to play on the Grand Ole Opry stage numerous times, he still makes time to play church venues with small audiences.