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“We are proud to have selected American guitarist and composer R. D. King as the first artist we are working with. His original compositions bring to mind a natural soundscape of feelings and impressions. We note how the insistence of his rhythms grounds the listener, creating a stable place on which to be carried away.”

R.D. King is an award-winning composer and performer of instrumental acoustic guitar music. A captivating and energetic performer, King blends guitar pyrotechnics with cinematic and evocative music. He is a TEDx Cambridge performer, a JamPlay instructor, and the winner of the 2017 Canadian Guitar Festival’s International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, winner of the 2018 Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Showcase (Instrumental Category), and a 2019 Finalist for the Walnut Valley Festival’s International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. Through the transformative power of music, King endeavors to inspire listeners in their own journeys toward empathy, love, and self-actualization.