Note from Lee

Here’s a gift of thanks to all my fans and friends, and a celebration of the Six String Theory Competition winners 2016. This is a brand-new tune I wrote called “SST Blues” and features winners Roland Balogh & Carter Low on Guitar, Nicolas Hetko on B3 Organ, Isaias Elpes on Bass and Raphael Pannier on Drums.

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Also included is a short, behind the scenes video of the SST winners and myself at our recording session in Malibu, CA in September 2016 as part of the prize package. This track will go on my next album but there’s no reason to hold it back in the meantime, so please enjoy this as a free gift of music along with my very best wishes for everyone in 2017. Huge hugs to all the fans that I met around the world this year & those that participated in and/or supported the SST competition and myself- thank you so, so much!

-Lee Ritenour

*Continued gratitude to our Sponsors, who make the competition possible:  Yamaha USA (YCA) , Yamaha Japan (YCJ),  Berklee College of Music, Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival & Workshop (COC), Blue Note Tokyo, Monster, D’Addario, Premier Guitar, , Music Connection, Jazziz, Concord Music Group, Guitar HD, Woodshed Recording Studio, True Fire and Xotic Effects Pedals.

Guitar Competition

Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory Guitar Competition 2016 is now CLOSED. Winners Were Announced June 7, 2016. Next Competition Opens January 2018!

Rhythm Competition

Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory Rhythm Competition 2016 is now CLOSED. Winners Were Announced June 7, 2016. Next Competition Opens January 2018!

THE MAKING OF SST BLUES:

2016 Grand Prize Winners from Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory Competition Recorded & Filmed at Woodshed Recording Studios in Malibu, California September 2016. Click here for full track details and credits.

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