Frank Vignola with Vinny Raniolo

Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest…stars of the guitar”.

At age 26, Vinny Raniolo has already performed at some of the top venues in the world with his music. Vinny is dedicated to his career as a professional touring musician, studio musician, educator, and arranger. Vinny has been on numerous recordings with Bucky Pizzarelli, Tommy Emmanuel, Tony Trishka, Matt Flinner, Ken Peplowski to name a few. Vinny is also an experienced educator and has taught classes at Bowling Green University, Kent State University, Asiago Music Conservatory, and others.


  1. Mary Burnette
    Posted October 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    I “discovered” your duo just a couple of weeks ago & have bought 8 tickets to your concert on Nov. 7 at The Clayton Center. I’ve never done that before! I’m so looking forward to hearing the two of you & am spreading the word about your virtuosity as a perfect pair.


  2. Mary Burnette
    Posted November 11, 2015 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    I saw Vinny & Frank at The Clayton Center in Clayton, NC, on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, & they were everything I expected & more. Their performances surprised four of my guests who had wondered how two guitarists could possibly be of interested for two hours. They are now admirers & fans. I look forward to hearing them in concert again, now that I know Frank’s father lives in North Carolina!

  3. Michael Breid
    Posted March 26, 2016 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    What pickup is Vinny using on his Taylor guitar? My transducer went “south” on my Taylor, and was looking for another pickup to use instead of the “under the saddle” type.



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