Kyle Dawkins began playing the guitar around age 11. Initially a steel string acoustic guitarist, Kyle decided to
study the classical guitar after meeting the head of guitar studies, John Sutherland, at the University of Georgia,
where he eventually received his degree in guitar performance. Kyle has been a prizewinner in several competitions
sponsored by the Georgia Music Teacher's Association, the Music Teacher's National Association and the
Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
In addition to performing with the Quartet, Kyle also records as a solo artist and composer. He has released two albums
of his original compositions on Solponticello Records: "Conasauga" (2002) and an album of electronic music entitled
"Walls became the world" (2005). His critically acclaimed debut album "Conasauga", an album of Appalachian-inspired compositions
for both guitar and banjo, has been featured on both National Public Radio and college radio. "Conasauga" was also selected
as one of the top releases of 2003 by the Athens Banner Herald and Flagpole Magazine.
An active collaborator, Kyle has contributed widely to projects featuring a broad range of prominent Georgia
musicians including Luaka Bop recording artist Jim White, Don Chambers (Don Chambers+Goat), Pete Erchick
(Pipes You See Pipes You Don't), Kai Riedl (Our New Silence), composer/improvisor Killick, and Brann Dailor (Mastodon).
Kyle recently recorded a follow up to 2005's "Walls became the world" with his band Maps and Transit.
Maps and Transits' debut album "Songs for Divining" was released in 2010 on the Montreal label Camomille Music. Kyle was featured
on the Eric Satie tribute album "Eric Satie: Les nouveaux jeunes (the new young)"on the French label Arbouse Records,
released in 2011 and curated in conjunction with the Erik Satie Foundation and Archives in Paris.
Kyle recently composed the soundtrack to the 2012 documentary film The Georgia Guidestones Movie produced by Mike Reser and Burning Ember Productions.
He currently lives and works in Athens, Georgia and is a guitar instructor at Gainesville State College and Piedmont College.
LINKS: Maps and Transit Revien Conasauga Walls Became The World Bandcamp