Donovan Raitt

Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist

An emerging new voice in the world of modern fingerstyle guitar, acoustic guitarist Donovan Raitt incorporates percussive techniques, strong melodic hooks, influences ranging from Jazz to Rock and Classical music, and innovative performance techniques to create a unique sound all his own. Based in Orange County, CA, Donovan has released two albums of solo acoustic guitar music, his latest album, 2014's "Pursuing the Horizon" was produced by fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Antoine Dufour.

New Shows, New Videos, and New Music!

Hi Everyone! First of all, thank you for checking this blog and following what I'm up to! A lot has happened in the past few months that I'm excited to share with you! shows!

For those of you who know me, I play a lot of gigs in a given month, from Rock gigs to jazz and everything in between, but Tomorrow, I finally get to share my original music from my new record live! I'll be playing a short set at the Gypsy Den In Santa Ana at 8:30pm. Its free, and should be a lot of fun! I've been practicing A LOT this weekend (I need to write easier music, seriously). It's a free show and all ages are welcome! music!

Hoping that everything goes according to plan, I'm going to have some new arrangements to share with you very soon! A lot of you have asked for a project like this, and hopefully you'll see a big update to the website tomorrow before the show! Thanks to the kickstarter supporters from the record (again, thank you!) I was able to upgrade my home recording equipment and can record new projects straight from home! Hopefully this means more music sooner rather than later, since musicians have all this free time since they don't have real jobs (HA!)


DId you know I have a youtube channel? In January I shot some promo videos for the recording with my good firend and producer extrordinare Josh Friedman (who recorded the record BTW) and posted them on Youtube and on my "Videos" page. I've also posted some fun videos of music from the Legend Of Zelda and some cover tunes on there as well. Please subscribe and follow my channel at I'm having a lot of fun making these videos and will continue to post as much as I can!

Again, thank you to everyone for reading and following what I'm up to! I appreciate it so much!