Whether he's playing his trademark soulful progressive Blues with The Vinny Roth Band, or doing session work around his adopted Washington D.C. area Vinny always brings his A+ game. Through his ecclectic array of musicianship he has garnered spots playing along side such musical luminaries as Ian Gilian of Deep Purple, Honky tonk pioneer Bill Kirchen and many many others. Mr. Roth's sound and style has held comparisons to players like Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Nolan (James Brown's band), BB.King and even Wes Montgomery.
Originaly from Queens New York Roth discovered the hipness of the guitar from watching his first Elvis movie. It was the opening riff to Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" that planted the seed of wanting an electric guitar. Early influences where Aerosmith, Clapton, Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin. It was during this period that I started listen to The Allman Brothers, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis and tons of old blues. This is the music that changed my life!"
After high school he attained a fine arts degree in music after studying at both Northern VA Community College and George Mason University. He has also completed several classes from The Berklee school of music online. His dedication to playing paid off with the several movie and tv soundtracks he has played on.Vinny was a finalist in the 2004 Guitar Center Guitarmegeddon solo off contest.
Vinny's music has not only won several songwriting awards but also garnered write ups in Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar, 20th Century Guitar as well European press in the German Publication Guitar & Bass magazine. Several notable guests Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), Ron Halloway (Warren Haynes), Al Williams (Stanely Clarke Schooldays band), Tamer Eid (Emmett Swimming) all appear on his latest CD project, Red wine sunshine and loud guitars.
Mr. Roth has been a private guitar instructor since 1985 teaching up to 40 plus private students a week. His main goal is to find a common ground with the student and than work on their weak spots. He likes to make it fun for each student while serving up a steady diet of many musical styles. Several of his lessons have been published in Guitar Player magazine.
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