From Blues to Bluegrass, Marvin Dykhuis offers a skillful ability to create an interesting twist to any style of music. Orginally from Racine, Wisconsin, Marvin began his career playing blues and folk in Midwest club and the college circuit. He moved to Austin, Texas in 1986 and soon after began working for singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa. For over sixteen years Marvin toured and recorded with Tish as well as producing and writing with her. In addition to this work, Marvin spent eight years with the late Champ Hood and the Threadgill Troubadours.
Marvin’s exemplary playing of guitar, mandolin, banjo and most other stringed instruments has him in demand as a sideman. He has worked with numerous singer-songwriters and bands both on stage and in the recording studio. When Marvin moved to the other side of the glass in the studio as a producer it gave him the opportunity to let a new set of talents show off and work with Jimmy Lafave, Sarah Campbell and other noted Texas muscians. Marvin’s talented playing can be heard on the sound track of the 2003 version of “The Alamo” and the IMAX film “Texas:The Big Picture”. Currently he’s working on recording a CD recording that will include his own unique covers as well as his own songs. He hopes to complete this project by June 2006. Whether he’s working in coffee-house venues or playing with symphony orchestras, from national television to Gruene Hall, Marvin Dykhuis can do it all.
Television and Radio: Good Morning America, A Prarie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, E-Town and Austin City Limits
Venues of note: New York: The Bottom Line, Town Hall, The Bitter End. In Boston, Club Passim and Johnny D’s. Austin: Bass Concert Hall, The Paramount, CactusCafé and Texas Union Theater.
As well as others across the country: McCabes Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA; Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN; Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Il.
Sideman Credits include: Tracie Lynn, Peter Rowan, Bruce Robison, Charlie Robison, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Butch Hancock, Don Walser, James McMurtry.
Production Credits: Tish Hinojosa, Tracie Lynn, Jimmy LaFave, Chip Dolan, Sarah Campbell, Champ Hood, Byrd & Street, South Austin Jug Band, James Hyland.