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.

"Learning To Dance" video on Candyrat Records, Podcasts and More!

Hi everyone!

Its been a crazy few weeks here with summer ending and teaching back in full swing! October was a great month of shows and I'm pretty exhausted from all the playing (not to mention going through lots of guitar strings!) Thanks to everyone who came to the shows this month, especially to the show at Canvas in Irvine. Playing in the town I grew up in to friends old and new was something I'll never forget! Thanks for making it so special!

"Learning To Dance" video on Candyrat Records!

I'm thriled to announce that my video for "Learning to Dance" was picked up by Candyrat Records and is now live on their youtube channel! Candyrat is home to some of my favorite acoustic fingerstyle guitarists, including Calum Graham, Trevor Gordon Hall, Don Ross, Antoine Dufour and several others and it's such an honor to be included with them on that channel. The video as of today has already received over 11,000 views in just two days! Thank you to everyone who's shared or viewed the video and left comments! Please keep sharing the video by clicking here to view and share it with everyone you know!

Modern Fingerstyle Podcast Interview

I recently did an interview for the modern fingestyle podcast and will be featured on this weeks episode! It was really fun to talk about my music, teaching fingerstyle guitar and recording the latest album, and I hope you all enjoy listening to me talk instead of play guitar for a change!  You can download it at their website or subscribe on itunes here!

November Shows

November isn't looking as busy as October was, but check the Shows page for the latest gig info! Some really fun (and free) shows coming up at some great venues in LA and Orange County!

Christmas Music is Coming!

I will be offering limited copies of my "Christmas Hymns" Cd's for sale this December, and will be including some new recordings with it as an added incentive to those of you who bought a copy last year! These make great christmas gifts for friends or family! Stay tuned for a big announcement regarding pre-orders for the Hymns Cd in the next week! I promise you'll have a very good reason to order one this year besides the music! 

Thanks for the support and I hope to see you at a show soon!

-Donovan