Don currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
His unique style of playing incorporates fingerpicking with simultaneous percussion on the soundboard to create a wall of sound.
He is often referred to as sounding like a four piece band. Don's music is his own unique weave of deeply textured melody and story.
Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration - some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing.
In quiet pieces or pushing right to the edge, Don's phenomenal fingerstyle playing and rich voice captivate.
Electric-acoustic version of LL26 with cutaway body and A.R.T. 3way pickup system (System60).
A combination of the finest materials, incredible craftsmanship and exclusive L-Series features makes the L-36 models deserving of their place at the top of Yamaha's acoustic guitar range. The perfect match of the LL traditional dreadnought style body and the latest ART pickup system makes LLX36CII a guitar with immense character and a big, striking sound - everything a dreadnought style electro should be.
Electric-acoustic version of LJ36 with cutaway body and A.R.T. 3way pickup system (System60).
Electric-acoustic version of LJ26 with cutaway body and A.R.T. 3way pickup system (System60).
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Starting at the age of 16, Lee played his first session with The Mama's and the Papa's. Two years later he was backing Tony Bennett and Lena Horne at L.A.'s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Known as "Captain Fingers," Ritenour became a sought-after session player in the mid-70's. Starting in 1976, at the age of 24, he began his own solo career which now includes over 30 albums and collaborations. Although heavily influenced in his early days by the relaxed styles of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and Barney Kessel, he now has his own distinctive sound and fluid style. His list of session work is awesome (some 3,000 sessions), but some of his notable performances were with Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Pink Floyd. Since the mid-80's Ritenour has been strongly influenced by Brazilian music.