Lytle started playing guitar in 1968, took private lessons and had a great Uncle who was a session player and professional musician plus several family members. He also had 2 years of private lessons on piano before starting guitar. Lytle started playing professionally at 13 yrs old and started teaching private lessons at 16 yrs old, ultimately getting a teaching certification to teach for college level guitar classes.
He has performed in many bands in playing rock, blues, jazz, country, solo and classical/flute duo, in addition to studio guitar work. Lytle now has a teaching and recording studio and also teaches guitar at ACU for players getting their degrees in music, including advanced applied guitar which covers Bach to blues and Chet stuff too plus jazz and beyond. Lytle is also working on several recording projects. Lytle has also received a coveted endorsement from Fender.