Guitarist Lee Ritenour’s new album, <em>6 String Theory,</em> is now available. Produced by Lee and John Burk of the Concord Music Group, <em>6 String Theory,</em> marks Lee’s 50th year playing the guitar and features 20 world-class guitarists, including George Benson, B.B. King, Slash, Steve Lukather, John Scofield, Vince Gill, Keb’ Mo’, Taj Majal, Joe Bonamassa, Jonny Lang, and others.
2010 marks 50 years since Lee Ritenour starting playing the guitar, setting in motion a career that legends are made of. A career that has earned him 19 Grammy nominations, a Grammy Award, numerous #1 spots on guitar polls, A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian SJ Awards, and the prestigious "Alumnus of the Year" award from USC. During his illustrious career, he has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs and was a founding member of the group Fourplay, considered the most successful group in contemporary jazz. As a young guitarist his diverse musical style became the foundation of over 3,000 sessions, covering a broad spectrum of artists ranging from his first session at 16 with the Mamas and Papas, to Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Simon & Garfunkel and Frank Sinatra. On his latest endeavor, 6 String Theory, Ritenour celebrates the instrument that has allowed him this blessing, the guitar; – by producing and assembling a star-studded tribute.