R.D. King is a Boston-based composer and acoustic guitarist extraordinaire. The winner of the 2017 Canadian Guitar Festival's International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, King has opened for Andy McKee, Liz Longley, Ari Hest, and many others. His song "Lightness of Being" recently won the Instrumental category at the 2018 Walnut Valley Festival New Song Showcase. Listening to King’s music is an emotional and introspective journey that is difficult to parse into genre or tradition. King’s audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, and deeply memorable. A graduate of Ithaca College School of Music, King performs at venues in New England and beyond, including TedX Cambridge, Boston Greenfest, the Spire Center, Walnut Valley Festival, Club Passim, and others. His debut album, vs. Self, was described as “energetic and epic” and “transformative journeys of sound” by New York Music Daily and The Deli magazine, respectively. His second album, R.D. King, was recorded with Antoine Dufour and was released in January 2019 under Candyrat Records.
Acoustic guitar & mandolin duo Lindsay Straw & Jordan Santiago create a sound defined by sparse, driving arrangements, adventurous improvisation, and love of tradition. Lindsay comes from a traditional music background, having spent years performing at Celtic festivals and playing in Irish sessions. She brings British ballads and Irish jigs and reels to the table. Jordan taps into his experience as a bluegrass and jazz musician, bringing American fiddle tunes, original material, and unrestrained vocal harmonies into the mix. Together, they seek to combine and express themselves through the best elements of their Celtic, bluegrass, and jazz languages.
Doors open at 6:30pm • Music starts at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door • Purchase tickets here.
Tickets available online until 4pm on the day of the show.
ABOUT ORANGE DOOR
Great performers. Great audiences. Great amenities. We present “listening” music — by one to several performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, world music — and more. Orange Door owners Meredith and Chris Powell have created a lovely, inviting, and intimate setting in the space — it feels like a comfy living room/kitchen. They serve a few small plates each evening and provide a full bar including some excellent wine offerings. Orange Door is a no-cash, no-tipping venue. Please bring a credit/debit card. Gratuities are included in the menu price.