…Doug is stunning. He speaks for himself. Just listen to the records. That’s him. Wild man Boyle…

Robert Plant


Press quotes

Robert plant ended his Now and Zen tour July 29 at New York’s Madison Square Garden with an absolute knockout performance. Accompanied by his crack backup band, featuring whiz-kid guitarist Doug Boyle…


…Doug Boyle on lead guitar was excellent…

New York Post

…Boyle was particularly impressive at Poplar Creek, playing with a muscular lyricism that was remarkably free of hard rock cliche…

Chicago Sun-Times

…Thunderous guitar hooks from Doug Boyle…

Rolling Stone

…Doug Boyle’s heavy (but tasteful) guitars…


…Doug Boyle was outstanding with wild blues-based leads throughout the concert…Boyle switched to acoustic guitar for “Liars Dance” and held the audience spellbound as Plant’s only accompaniment on the tune. Plant relinquished the spotlight for an amazing solo…

Rapid City Journal

…Guitarist Doug Boyle was particularly stunning with his intricate and tasteful work…

Gazette Telegram Colorado Springs

…a searing solo by guitarist Doug Boyle…featuring powerful Boyle guitar. ..Boyle ,by the way, is an exceptional player…

The Pittsburgh Press

 …Guitarist Doug Boyle is a find, adept at moving his guitar through a textural menu, chiming in with distinctly modern rhythmic scorings or climbing all over Plants’s introspection with a lithe, tensely lyrical solo. He can be spritely and feathery on “Ship of Fools”, then coarse and angry on “Dance on my own”…

Guitar for the Practicing Musician


Articles, links and images.

From National guitar museum.

Low budget but amusing documentary on Caravan. Interview with Doug at 24.00 mins. Where but for Caravan…

Plant era interview.  Jetlag.  Unedited!  Excerpt from MTV documentary

Plant era interview from Phoenix New Times


 ” In 1988 I was an endorsee of Ibanez guitars and in 1990 of Hamer. Both companies produced fine instruments for what I needed at the time. I think I changed allegiance because I liked the Hamer necks and apart from the odd cosmetic detail I played stock models.

High sound pressure levels being a big part of my tone rather then high gain, these guitars responded well under those conditions and I liked the necks. Versatility was a must too but a dominant factor in choosing these guitars was admittedly the Floyd Rose tailpiece. A novelty then, and an amazing piece of kit in the right hands but after this era I reverted to more traditional bridges.”


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