Riley Gulotta is a freelance multi-instrumentalist out of Minneapolis, MN, fluent in a variety of styles including Rock, Pop, Funk, Soul, Rnb, Country, Blues, and Jazz.
At age 13 Riley picked up the guitar, 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, and Shelby's Voyage as well as a member of the cover band The Special - T's. He's played for a number of churches including House of Praise COGIC, Embrace Church, and St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church. He has opened the Rolling River Music Festival in Red Wing, MN as well as Water Ski Days in Lake City, MN. Now, after completing his second Summer as a member of Minnie and the St. Pauls at ValleyFair Amusement Park, Riley is working a contract with Carnival Cruise Lines until June of 2020.