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Jason Riley

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Riley’s uniquely personal playing style, an improvisation-based approach utilizing “live” looping and tongue-in-cheek technical and technological effects, is demonstrated through his humble stage presence, acclaimed work with acoustic and electric instruments and heart-felt tributes to his many musical influences. His versatility of style, mood and character is seemingly unlimited: he can play soft and subtle, frantic and aggressive, he can swing, he can rock, he can play unaccompanied, with other guitarists or with symphony orchestra. His work on stage not only reflects his understanding of classical form and balance, but shows a highly original combination of this classical/rock/jazz background that very few guitarists can successfully execute in live performance. Jason has won competitions and reader’s polls in both the rock and country genres and has opened for and performed with national and international artists. He has also made numerous radio and television appearances. When not on tour, Jason serves as adjunct professor of guitar at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS and Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph, MO. He has also served as co-director at the Festival Chartres – an international guitar festival in Chartres, France.

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song list

Layla 

Brain Damage

Take the $ and Run

Wonderful Tonight

Lay Down Sally

Flowers on the Wall

Wind Cries Mary

Never Going Back Again

Stormy Monday

Oye Como Va

Yesterday

Fire and Rain

Come Together

No Woman No Cry

Friend of the Devil

All Along the Watchtower

Whiskey River

People Get Ready

What Would You Say

Sweet Caroline

Have A Cigar

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink

Evil Ways

Slip Sliding Away

Sundown

Sweet Home Chicago

Tequila Sunrise

The Thrill is Gone

Walk This Way

The Weight

What I got

Black Betty

Bulls on Parade

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

All Around the Kitchen

Stand By Me

 

Instrumental

 

Sunburst (120)

Recuerdos (120)

Samba (96)

Canon in G (136) slapback

The Claw (96)

Jiffy Jam (118)

Vals #3 (150)

Invention #4 (150) loop

The Cascades (114)

Canarios (104)

Waltz #2

Bron-y-aur

Angel Foot (110)

Black Mountain Side (122)

Classical Gas (148)

Prelude in Dm (88)

Prelude to a Kiss

Bourree (114)

Sweet Apple

Stella By Starlight

What a Wonderful World

Rainbow Connection

Georgia On My Mind

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

Amazing Grace

 

Instrumental Loops

 

Bright Size life

Take 5

Vals #2 (146)

Which One’s Dave

Dozen Gypsies

I’m the Man

Goodbye Porkpie Hat

Stang’s Swang

House of the Rising Sun

Grete (92)

Donna Lee

Chitlins con Carne

Blue Monk

Blue Bossa 

Villalobos Blues

CJam Blues

Minor Swing (140)

Peter Gunn

Walk, Don’t Run

Scuttle Buttin’

2001

Blackbird

Froggy

Andante

 

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