Do not expect to play “Encryptions” as background guitar performance. There is no way to passively listen to an unfolding of Keith Lykins’ art.
Mark Bayer, Minor 7th
Keith applies technique and musicianship to his own style of progressive acoustic fingerstyle playing with impressive results, creating sounds I’ve never heard before.
Jim McCutcheon, WDPR-FM 88.1
Amazing ! I thought I was listening to two guitars and a tabla. Imaginative and evocative writing. Stellar technique. A plus stage presentation. Keith Lykins should prove to be a tour de force in the acoustic music arena.
Jason Dudas, TBNK
His lyrics have an urban-bluesy sound that are framed by the rich sounds of his finger style string picking and the rhythms of his slap guitar…a new sound in percussive folk that includes dense finger style string work with layers of percussion knitted together with his own original lyrics.