lee ritenour

Somewhere, under the rainbow, Ritenour poses with one of two Les Pauls made for him by Mike McGuire of the Gibson Custom Shop.

Photo by Alex Solca

On top of losing his home, studio, and gear to a wildfire, the jazz legend then had to undergo heart surgery. Once the pandemic arrived, he decided it was time to finally make his first solo guitar album, 'Dreamcatcher.'

For most of the world, 2020 could rightfully be called the worst year ever. The pandemic sickened millions, bringing with it a staggering death toll and necessitating lockdowns that decimated hordes of small businesses. In Lee Ritenour's case, it can be argued that 2018 was even worse.

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