Tom Anello/RD King

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Tom Anello and R.D. King come together for a night of instrumental music in celebration of the fingerstyle guitar tradition.

Tom Anello is a fingerstyle guitarist and composer of solo guitar music. His rhythmic, groove-oriented approach to acoustic guitar is inspired by the work of guitarists like Andy McKee, Don Ross, Antoine Dufour and the late Michael Hedges.

He is a graduate from the Berklee college of music in Boston, MA, where he resides today. During his time at Berklee, he studied the fundamentals of jazz and contemporary music and explored genres of guitar ranging from bossa to country; elements of which make their way into Tom’s playing and composition today.

R.D. King is an award-winning composer and performer of instrumental acoustic guitar music. Captivating and energetic on stage, he blends traditional fingerstyle techniques with guitar pyrotechnics to create cinematic and evocative music. King has placed in numerous competitions for songwriting and performance, including as the winner of the 2017 Canadian Guitar Festival’s International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition and as a finalist for the 2023 International Acoustic Music Awards (Instrumental Category). King draws inspiration from his educational work as a UMass Boston Associate Lecturer, JamPlay.cominstructor, and TEDx Cambridge performer. Listen to his music at

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