Keith Lykin’s music could best be compared to Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel and Andy McKee.  Keith is a fingerstyle guitarist an instrumentalist, a one-man band, a singer-songwriter and a consummate entertainer. His playing uses every inch of the guitar, creating a visual as well as musical spectacle. His music encompasses aspects of music from the lurid, intoxicating deltas of the deep American South to the sultry driving beats found in the all-night coffee houses of Madrid. From the delicate harmonies of the Irish Coast to the intricate melodies of the arid Sudan, Egypt’s Nile Valley and Afghani mountain ranges, he combines unexpected nuances from around the globe to create  epic and novel experiences. He plays and sings a wide but cohesive mixture of cover and original music. From rock music cover tunes performed in a truly novel way to Arabic, Turkish, World Music, Blues and Acoustic Percussive Guitar on the 6 string guitar, 9 string drum guitar and fretless guitar, his music shines its way through unexpected gulfs and valleys of emotion.  


"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, Executive Director, TBNK, Covington KY

 "Lykins fires repeated rounds of emotion from his guitar with percussive two-handed techniques…which percolates and pops in Lykins' capable hands.” Alan Fark, Minor 7th

" 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.” Terrilynn Meece, Program Coordinator, Troy Hayner



Bachelor Degree in Classical Guitar Performance 
Inventor of the 9 String Drum Guitar 
5 Years Experience Facilitating The Guitar Program at Sinclair College 
20 Years Experience As A Private Guitar Instructor 
10 Years Teaching Experience In The Public School Arena, Utilizing The S.E.E.D. Program, dedicated to aiding in the development of focus, concentration and learning. 
Author of the S.E.E.D. The Art of Focus series of books 
Second Degree lack Belt in Shaolin Kung Fu


Morris Reeves Library: Winter Artist Series - Richmond, IN  
Wright Memorial Library: Far Hills Music Series - Oakwood, OH 
Troy-Hayner Cultural Center: Young Composers Series -Troy, OH 
Clifton Opera House: Clifton, OH  
Music On The Square: Dayton Downtown Partnership - Dayton, OH 
Dayton Guitar Festival - Dayton, OH  
Yellow Springs Street Festival - Yellow Springs, OH 
Oregon District Street Fair - Dayton, Oh 
WYSO Radio: Excursions - Dayton, OH  
TBNK: City Nights, Northern Kentucky Television - Covington, KY 
DATV: The Music of Keith Lykins - Dayton, OH

Keith is available for: 
Grand Openings 
Retirement Centers 
Any Special Occasion 

Request a complete song list 
Rates Range from $100 - $1200 
Fee depends on the demand fo time requested, date and location

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