Steve Raleigh, guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator, makes his home in New York’s Hudson Valley where he teaches music as an adjunct music professor at Orange County Community College, is on staff at the National Guitar Workshop, Rock Camp, and as senior music instructor at Imperial Guitar & Soundworks in Newburgh, NY. He is also owner and operator of LWR Productions Recording Studio. Throughout his career he has worked and toured with many groups including the Steve Raleigh trio, his quintet Inner Door, Judi Silvano, October Project, Evelyn Blakey, Nick Brignola, Darmond Meader (New York Voices), Clint Holmes, and Tony Martin, as well as opening for Chuck Mangione, and Tommy James to name a few. Steve has been credited as assistant producer on two CD releases on the Evidence record label which featured Pharaoh Sanders and Sam Rivers, and produced numerous records including 2 Charles Lyonhart CD's on his own LWR Productions label. Steve has also had one of his solo guitar arrangements published in Just Jazz Guitar Magazine (Feb 2001), released his third solo CD Collage in 2001, released his 4th with his Jazz Quartet inner Door, a collection of 7 original compositions, and is current working on a live CD with his current band The Llama Dollies. Steve is also an endorser of D'Addario strings and accessories.
...exciting emotional depth...soulful and scintillating - Stephen Israel, Times Herald Record
...brilliant sense of melody. - Mike Varney, Guitar World Magazine
An Incredible Guitarist - John Buscarino
very tasty...beautiful harmonic sense - Tony Mottola
Willing to teach
Over the years I've come to find that teaching music, passing what I've learned on to others has been a rich and rewarding experience. Not only do I teach guitar and music theory to many students at my personal studio in Newburgh NY, but I am on the teaching staff at The National Guitar Workshop, Rock Camp, SUNY (State University of New York) Orange County, and at the Imperial Guitar & Soundworks music school, Newburgh NY. In the links below you can find a wealth of online reference material including scale forms, chords, theory etc...