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1 Lee Ritenour
2 BB King
3 George Benson
4 John Scofield
5 Steve Lukather
6 Vince Gill
7 Slash
8 Pat Martino
9 Mike Stern
10 Neal Schon
11 Robert Cray
12 Keb Mo
13 Taj Majal
14 Jonny Lang
15 Joe Bonamasa
16 Andy Mckee
17 Guthrie Govan
18 Joe Robinson
19 Tomoyasu Hotei
20 Shon Boublil (Winner of Yamaha Six String Theory Competition) 


















































Lee Ritenour


In Celebration of the World’s Most Popular Instrument—THE GUITAR! 


With George Benson, BB King, Steve Lukather, Slash, John Scofield, Vince Gill, Keb’Mo, Robert Cray and Joe Bonamassa Among 20 World Class Guest Guitarists From All Music Genres Joining Ritenour on 6 String Theory.


1   Lay It Down 
2   Am I Wrong
3   L.P. (For Les Paul)
4   Give Me One Reason
5   "68”
6   In Your Dreams
7   One and Only Love
8   Moon River
9    Why I Sing the Blues
10  Daddy Longlicks
11  Shape of My Heart
12  Drifting
13  Freeway Jam
14  Fives
15  Caprices, Op. 20, No. 2 and 7


Website:  http://www.leeritenour.com


It’s is 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 with the greatest and soon- to- be greatest guitarists of our time. 


Ritenour also had a musical mission to help launch a new star of the guitar.  To do so, he partnered with Yamaha Corp., Berklee  College of Music, Monster Music, D’Addario Strings, and Concord Records to hold the international talent search, The Yamaha 6 String Theory Guitar Competition. Hundreds of  contestants from over 45 countries posted YouTube videos to enter the competition with six finalists from around the world (one in each musical  catagory) selected at a finals competition in Los Angeles in March 2010.  Winning top honors was 16-year-old classical guitarist, Shon Boublil, from Montréal, Canada, who as the winner made his debut recording performance on 6 String Theory and received a four-year full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music .












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