Anthony Locke was first drawn to the steel guitar after being entranced by the sounds of Jerry Byrd’s playing on Hank Williams, Sr. 's recordings.  Wanting to know what steel players Byrd was influenced by, led to the discovery of such greats as Dick McIntire, Sol Hoopii, and Jules Ah See, which sparked a lifelong love of Hawaiian steel guitar playing.  He is equally influenced by Western Swing guitar players such as Herb Remington, Noel Boggs, Joaquin Murphey and cites Vance Terry as his number one influence in Western Swing.


Locke has been a featured performer at the Maui Steel Guitar Festival in Maui Hawaii, toured nationally, internationally and recorded three albums with Wayne Hancock.  In addition he has done numerous tours and live dates with Asleep at The Wheel.  He is also a founding member of Austin’s only Hapa Haole group Combo Mahalo.