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Joe Riley is a Nationally Acclaimed Award Winning Guitarist with over 25 years experience in touring/recording/teaching.

Joe started playing guitar at the age of 14 yrs old. He quickly advanced his skills by independent study, as well as, private lessons. Heavily influenced by the 80's LA rock scene, Joe's playing leaned toward instrumental solo (shred) styles. But to further his knowledge of music and the guitar... he studied jazz, country, rock, metal, and blues as well as music theory.

Joe has gained national recognition as a recording/touring artist as both solo and with several bands including Dominance A.D., Standing 8 Count, Mr.Crowley (Nations #1 Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne), Liquid Fire (Sony/Red), Adam D Tucker band (Nashville/ Las Vegas), The Mighty Swine (Broad Horizon Records) and The StitchPig Revival (Rileywood Music Group). He has also performed with, opened for and/or recorded with such artists as... Kid Rock, John Michael Montgomery, Travis Tritt, Heath Wright (Ricochet), Jason Aldean, Tracy Lawrence, Bucky Covington, Jackal, Black Stone Cherry, Atlanta Rhythm section, and much more...

Joe's playing has also been seen/heard on country radio nationwide with Liquid Fire's debut full length cd's singles "Crank it Up", "Mississippi Rendezvous", "Outlaw in the Wind" (which he wrote). Worldwide with The StitchPig Revival's debut release (including singles "Gator's Tale" & "Bleed Broken Down"). Other performances include The National Anthem on ESPN, ESPN2, Speedvision Network, GNCC Racing television, and Netflix.

Joe has also supplied the guitar tracks for several radio commercial jingles over the past 25 yrs including Budweiser.

From 2010 -2019, Joe released his first solo music video..."Invading Yeti" (The Bigfoot Jam) & a batch of singles, as well as, music video for radio single..."LUST" with The Mighty Swine (Broad Horizon Records). "LUST" video gained worldwide recognition by charting at #1 on for 12+ wks consecutively (ahead of Five Finger Death Punch, KORN, Metallica, Nickelback and more).

StitchPig Revival (featuring ex- Asphalt Ballet frontman Gary Jeffries) released a video for "Gator's Tale" with amazing reviews in 2020 in midst of COVID pandemic.

Joe recently released his first solo cd "The Axeman Unleashed"  which was released by his record label Rock Solid Talent Entertainment and distributed by  Sony Music under the distribution partnership RSTE/AMG/SNY. 


The album has feature guest appearances by Tony Franklin (Bassist for The Firm/ Jimmy Page/ Blue Murder), Scotty Page ( Sax for Pink Floyd/Toto/ Supertramp), David Pitkavish (Nitro), Mr.Dibbs. He did the samples on "Fine Line". He is a well known DJ. Formerly with the band Atmosphere. Greg Slone (longtime collaborator on drums) and more.

Recent release- 

Joe pays homage with this tribute to Ozzy Osbourne and his biggest guitar influence... the late Randy Rhoads. "Diary Of A Madman" (cover/tribute to Ozzy Osbourne /Randy Rhoads / Bob Daisley / Lee Kerslake)

(Released on 5/24/24)


Record label- Rock Solid Talent Entertainment

Distributed by- SONY MUSIC

Distribution Partners- RSTE/AMG/SNY


Band Management- Bill Spray
Social Media- Lynne Barbiero


Additional distribution/marketing-

KDM Music,  (Asia)


EMG Pickups.

Jackson Guitars (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation) 



Artist Ambassador Endorsement 

ENGL Amplification


Other band endorsements, Greg Slone, Joe's drummer is

Endorsed by- 

CZ Customs drums  

Saluda cymbals



Additional distribution/marketing- KDM Music (Asia)

"Diary Of A Mad Man" on Spotify- (



New Release!! Out Now!!
Diary Of A Madman
(cover/tribute to Ozzy Osbourne /Randy Rhoads / Bob Daisley / Lee Kerslake).        by- Joe Riley
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Be on the lookout for the September issue of Guitar World magazine (Slash cover)! Joe has another full page promo in this issue. Hits store shelves globally July 11th.


Distributed by- RSTE/AMG/SNY

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