A genre-defying, fingers-blazing guitarist from Boston, R.D. King's acoustic guitar performances fuse pop melodies, metal rhythms, folk fingerstyle, and hints of jazz harmony. King is touring the New England region following the April 2017 release of his newest album, ‘vs. Self'. King's audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, deeply memorable and at times extraordinary; and as Red Line Roots describes, he has some skill with a guitar: "[King's] penchant for flair and lightning-quick fretboard work left me with my jaw on the floor."
Using only instrumental music, King creates compelling narratives and emotional experiences. Through composing and performing, he explores life, consciousness, and meaning, grappling with questions of individual and shared experience. Listening to King's music is an emotional and introspective journey that is difficult to parse into genre or tradition. The Deli Magazine described ‘vs. Self' as "an album of masterfully crafted instrumentals... It's easy to get lost in the genre-defying work of King, with each track taking you to a different, unexpected place, from classical to pop to progressive metal and beyond."