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.

October News Updates! "Strategic Tension" Turns 2!

Hi Everyone! 

Well it's been a fun summer and fall is back in full swing. Back teaching at Concordia in Irvine, some new students have signed up for lessons both in person and skype (I'm still accepting more if you're interested, just check out the lessons page!) and as usual, keeping things way too busy for my own sanity! There's been a lot going on that I'm excited to fill you in on and a lot coming up this month

October Shows!

I have a lot of really cool shows coming up in October that I wanted to let you all know about. For a complete list of tour dates and to know immediately when I book a show, please follow me on BANDSINTOWN and you'll be updated whenever I book a show with all the info you need! 

Here's a list of shows in October! Check out my Shows page on my website for more info!

October 2 - Republic of Pie, North Hollywood CA
October 9 - Room 5 - Los Angeles, CA
October 10 - Gypsy Den - Santa Ana, CA
October 17 - Canvas Church - Irvine, CA
October 23 - the Lost Vine, Newport Beach, CA

That's right, I have some ORANGE COUNTY SHOWS this month! I love playing in LA, but I'm excited to see some local friends at some of the shows in the OC this month! 

5 Minute Fingerstyle YouTube Series!

This september I started a video series on my youtube channel called "5 Minute Fingerstyle" which is a recurring (hopefully weekly) series of short fingerstyle guitar lessons that demonstrate different techniques I use in my performances. These videos are free to anyone who follows me on youtube, and I'd love to hear your freedback on the videos and please send me any requests for topics you might have! 

Free guitar lessons aren't a bad thing right? You're welcome!

Strategic Tension Turns 2 Years Old! 

October marks the two year anniversary of the release of my first album, "Strategic Tension" and to celebrate this anniversary, I'm offering digital downloads of the album for only $5 in my online store! If you don't have a copy yet, this is a great time to pick one up!

I'm Finally on Pandora!

After taking what seemed like an eternity, My music is finally available for streaming on Pandora! Search for me and start steaming! Every 1/100th of a cent helps! 

There's way more exciting things coming up this month that I can't quite announce just yet, but stay tuned to my twitter and facebook pages for the most up-to-date info and some other random nonsense I decide to post there! =) 

Hope to see you at one of the shows this month! 

-Donovan