Dylan Doyle
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Dylan Doyle

Woodstock, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2011

Woodstock, NY
Established on Jan, 2011
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"Teen Guitar Hero Comes to Baraboo"

Guitar star Dylan Doyle delights audiences, but frustrates anyone trying to define his sound.

Doyle said his trio’s style of music lies somewhere between roots rock and jam funk. It evokes Woodstock but also dips into southern soul. It’s a uniquely American sound Doyle calls “a big melting pot.”

It isn’t the 19-year-old’s job to define it. It’s his job to play it. And that’s what the Dylan Doyle Band will do Saturday night at the Al. Ringling Theatre.

The band will come to Baraboo between tour stops in Dubuque, Iowa and Benton, in southwestern Wisconsin. Although Doyle is a New Yorker, he knows all about this area as the son of a Shullsburg native. “Everyone is so genuinely nice,” Doyle said.

It wasn’t far from this neck of the woods that Bill Greenhalgh, an Al. Ringling Theatre Friends board member, saw Doyle in concert. After seeing Doyle perform in Iowa in September, Greenhalgh – chair of the board’s programming committee – recommended booking him.

“I am always looking for up-and-coming acts that are of very high quality who will appeal to a wide range of our audience,” Greenhalgh said. “Dylan hits the mark perfectly. He is a superb talent who I think will be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame someday.”

Spectators hiring the trio after hearing it is becoming increasingly common, Doyle said. “It’s a good sign and a good feeling,” he said. “You never know who’s in the crowd.”

Doyle started playing professionally at age 13, and began touring two years later. His influences range from Bob Dylan to Bill Withers to Jimi Hendrix to The Band. He has played blues festivals and headlined the Midwest’s largest Grateful Dead festival.

“His music appeals to a huge age group, ranging from our local high school kids getting their first live taste of a rock guitar virtuoso to all us baby boomers who grew up loving classic rock,” Greenhalgh said.

Pursuing his passion for live performance forced Doyle to complete two years of high school via home school, but he knew from his first tour he wanted to do nothing else. “I would be happy playing six nights a week all year long,” he said. - Wiscnews.com


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 Southern born, Northern raised, Dylan Doyle has been steeped in the rich musical region of the Hudson Valley.   From this comes a unique musical interpretation that lies somewhere within the delta of Americana, Rock, and Rythym and Blues.  With distinct musical stylings characterized as  the “Woodstock Sound,” Dylan has played with such influential artist as Bill Payne (Little Feat), John Platania (Van Morrison), Bruce Katz (Greg Allman), Jay Collins (Levon Helm), Ben Cauley (Otis Redding). Chris O’Leary, and Joe Louis Walker.

 

Accomplished as a solo act as well as playing with his band, Dylan has been touring since age 15.  He has played such major festivals as the King Biscuit Blues Festival and headlined the Grateful Garcia Gathering.  In 2018 he became the youngest musician ever inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame. He has been playing clubs and theatres across the United States as well as internationally and his following is steadily growing.  Dylan celebrated his 21st Birthday by releasing the “Sugah” EP with 3 tracks giving a glimpse of his broad musical range.

John Platania, guitarist for Van Morrison, Natalie Merchant, and Don McLean when asked about the young talent coming up in the Hudson Valley responded “Dylan Doyle is The Future.”

 Ben Cauley, sole band survivor of the Otis Redding plane crash after playing with Dylan in Memphis when he was 15 said, “Dylan plays like a young Jimi Hendrix.”

 Bill Payne of Little Feat upon sharing the stage with Dylan, “Music is a conversation, Dylan spoke beautifully and was listening to the musicians around him.  His play was imaginative and original.”

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