If you love great acoustic guitar music, then Acoustic Portraits is a must have for your CD collection! This heartfelt acoustic guitar album, which is a combination of original fingerstyle compositions, is the debut solo album from award-winning fingerstyle guitarist Kyle Reeder. Whether you're relaxing to an easy going ballad or stomping your foot to a groovy beat, this album covers it all! Check out Kyle's impressive list of awards and contest wins: Home of the Legends contest in Muhlenberg County, KY including: first place open-style guitar contest champion in 2003; first place contemporary thumbpicking contest champion in 2005; first place traditional thumbpicking contest champion in 2007; and first place overall International thumbpicking contest champion in 2007. Kyle has also competed and placed in several state guitar championships, but one of his most prestigious awards came when he was inducted into the International Thumbpicking Hall of Fame. He was given the Horizon Award, which recognizes up and coming musicians who contribute to the advancement of fingerstyle and thumbpicking guitar. Kyle has also competed in the world famous Walnut Valley International Fingerstyle Championships in Winfield, Kansas, where in 2004 he won third place. In 2008, he returned to Winfield and placed second in the famous contest. Throughout the years, Kyle has played with multiple bands and artists including National Flat Picking Champion, Joe Smart; award-winning Christian artist, Andrew Peterson; National Clawhammer Banjo Champion, Dan Knowles; and internationally known thumbpicking artist, Eddie Pennington. Kyle is currently endorsed through Wallace guitars, which are handcrafted by David Wallace from Niota, Tennessee. Kyle is featured through Wallace guitars at events throughout the United States, including the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, Kyle performs as a solo artist, and continues to share his love of music with people on stages around the country.