Lead Guitar

Lee Priddy

Lee Priddy is a guitarist based in the Annapolis/Baltimore/DC region. He started playing guitar at age 12 learning Rush, Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Van Halen, Joe Satriani, and anything that he could find that inspired him. He began performing professionally at age 15 with some high school friends. By the time he was 19 he was playing in bands with seasoned professionals and started touring at age 21. Lee has studied Jazz at AACC, PJC, and Towson University plus under a handful of teachers, including Jim Cunnigham (U.S. Navy & local legend) and Sheryl Bailey (Berklee Instructor, featured in Guitar Player Magazine). He plays fluently in the styles of rock, jazz, fusion, funk, R & B, Blues, Caribbean, and Latin. His playing has taken him from the southeast through the mid Atlantic region playing in notable venues such as Club La Villa in Panama City and The Dock in Jackson, Mississippi. He has graced the same stage as Prince, Cheap Trick, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Counting Crows, BB King, and many more. Most recently he has participated in local initiatives such as Burgers & Bands For Suicide Prevention as a talent booking agent. His recording credits include several side projects and a self-produced album entitled, "Colors of Rhythm" by the Melons. “Lee is one of the best guitarists I have ever heard in 20, 30-plus years,” - John Van Dyke (Van Dyke & Glaser, Tell u Ride, etc.) “Lee is all Badass” - Roger Hawkins (Mussell Shoals Studio co-owner, legendary session drummer. Lee is the owner of Priddy Music Academy in Millersville, MD with over 200 students. He teaches guitar and has taught members of over 25 bands that perform at top festivals and venues in the area. He also serves as a clinician for guitar and band workshops. He is credited with helping many students get accepted to music programs at Berklee, Belmont, Towson, UMBC, and Peabody.