Boyd started playing guitar at fourteen years of age. He played in many country and bluegrass bands including his own bands. Some of the bands he was a member of were ; Country Roads, Harold Davidson, Brimstone, Gerry Seaboyer Band, Gord Wright and The Boys Down the Road and finally, The Country Travellers.
Boyd was instrumental in helping aspiring musicians get started. He started the Marmora Country Jamboree in 2001 which was held at the Marmora Fairgrounds. Within four years it outgrew the grounds and it was moved south of Marmora on 150 acres where it flourished for the next twelve years. Local talent along with Canadian and US artists including members of The Grand Old Opry graced the jamboree stage.