Lee Ritenour released a new album titled 6 String Theory this week. The album is a celebration of the guitar and features a number of great guest artists, including George Benson, BB King, Slash, Steve Lukather, John Scofield, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Vince Gill, Keb’ Mo’, Taj Majal, Guthrie Govan, Andy McKee, and Jonny Lang, among others. There are a total of 20 great guitarists on this album! As you might expect from the wide-ranging styles of the guest artists, the album covers many different genres, including blues, jazz, rock, and even classical thanks to a contribution by 16-year-old Shon Boublil, who won Ritenour’s Yamaha Six String Theory Guitar Competition.
The track listing for the album is as follows:
1. Lay It Down (feat. Lee Ritenour and John Scofield)
2. Am I Wrong (feat. Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal)
3. L.P. (For Les Paul) (feat. Joey DeFrancesco, Pat Martino, and Lee Ritenour)
4. Give Me One Reason (feat. Joe Bonamassa and Robert Cray)
5. “68” (feat. Neal Schon, Slash, and Steve Lukather)
6. In Your Dreams (feat. Lee Ritenour, Neal Schon, and Steve Lukather)
7. My One and Only Love (feat. George Benson)
8. Moon River (feat. George Benson)
9. Why I Sing the Blues (feat. Keb’ Mo’, B.B. King, Vince Gill, Lee Ritenour, and Jonny Lang)
10. Daddy Longlicks (feat. Joe Robinson)
11. Shape of My Heart (feat. Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather, and Andy McKee)
12. Drifting (feat. Andy McKee)
13. Freeway Jam (feat. Lee Ritenour, Mike Stern, and Tomoyasu Hotei)
14. Fives (feat. Guthrie Govan and Tal Wilkenfeld)
15. Caprices, Op. 20, No. 2 and 7 (feat. Shon Boublil)
Below is a preview of the album:
Just bought it on itunes, sounds amazing so far, and i’m only on the first track with scofield. when i saw all the artists in the video my head nearly exploded.
That was pretty much my reaction too. What a great collection of artists!
Best CD I have heard in years, spectacular!!!
Gersom Nainggolan says
What a masterpiece from the guitar heroes…