Who is Riley Wilson?
- Awarded guitar/bass teacher
- Nationally published Writer/Publisher/ Columnist
- America's most awarded One Man Band on Gigmasters/The Bash & Gig Salad since 2010
- Award winning Voice overs
Since 1972, Riley Wilson has been a working professional guitarist/vocalist. Starting with groups based in North Carolina, he traveled all over the South and Midwest before relocating to Hollywood, CA in 1983. Today, he continues the tradition with the nation's most awarded One Man band show, collecting awards and thrilling audiences with an impressive mix of blues, classical, country, jazz, rock and pop classics.
Beginning in 1985, he began teaching guitar and bass quicker, better and more competently than any other private instructor. A graduate of the Guitar Institute in Technology in Hollywood, CA and the original, longest running professional guitar and bass teacher in Frisco, TX. He also teaches lessons via Skype for folks unable to join him at his studio in North Texas. His teaching methods and material are also found on YouTube here.
Riley’s been a professional writer since 1987. His work has appeared in publications like “Electronic Musician,” ” Gig,” “Guitar World,” “Guitar School” and “Real to Reel.” He penned “The Gigmeister” column in “Vintage Guitar” magazine from 1993-2005 and is the author and publisher of “Guitar Made Simpler- An Intelligent Approach™.” He also wrote the popular “Solo Gigger” column and did video gear reviews with L2Pnet from 2013-2016.