Gary continues the series with an in-depth interview with Keith Reed who grew up playing bluegrass banjo and guitar with musicians in Weiser & Boise, ID and become a Rounder Recording artist with the band Open Road, that opened many doors.
Keith Reed Interview
Keith Reed grew up playing bluegrass banjo and guitar with a group of traditional bluegrass musicians including musicians in Weiser & Boise, ID. This early immersion of bluegrass traditionalism and its inherent culture led him to pursue an AA degree from South Plains College in TX, the only school offering a bluegrass program at that time. Keith then chose to pursue his BA in classical guitar, finding the techniques and passion of classical guitar vital to his development as a musician. Touring and performing have been a constant in Keith's musical career. Becoming a Rounder Recording artist with the band Open Road led to extensive touring to include performances at the Ryman Auditorium and the Kennedy Center, and two critically acclaimed recordings. A seasoned musician, he continues to perform with a variety of professional acoustic artists. Keith teaches bluegrass guitar, banjo, and bluegrass ensemble at Colorado College.