Keith Reed grew up playing bluegrass banjo and guitar with a group of traditional bluegrass musicians from the southeast. 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.