Riley Gulotta is a freelance multi-instrumentalist out of Minneapolis, MN, fluent in a variety of styles including Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, Rnb, Country, Blues, and Jazz.
Riley picked up the guitar for the first time as a teen, remaining self-taught for a few years before attending Universal Music Center in his hometown of Red Wing, MN where he took both guitar and drum lessons studying respectively under Mark Woerpel and Mike Arturi. He then moved on to attend Mcnally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN on a Diamond scholarship as a Guitar Performance major before the school's foreclosure in Dec.'17, after which he continued to take classes through Berklee College of Music Online.
Riley has performed across the midwest freelancing for local acts such as Sam Kuusisto, Henry James Patterson, Shelby's Voyage and as a member of the Bluewater Kings Band. He has freelanced work for a number of churches in the Twin Cities and the surrounding area and has also opened the Rolling River Music Festival in Red Wing, MN as well as Water Ski Days in Lake City, MN. For multiple summers, Riley has performed as a member of Minnie and the St. Pauls at Valley Fair Amusement Park and in October of '19, he was hired by Carnival Cruise Lines as the guitarist for Getaway Patrol, stationed on the Carnival Inspiration from December of '19 to March of '20. Riley currently teaches lessons at Universal Music Center in Red Wing, MN and continues to freelance in the greater twin cities area. Riley was featured on the Broken Art Podcast to talk more about his life. You can watch the podcast here: