Music critic Bart Mendoza said it best in December, 1999, about Wayne Riker’s versatile guitar abilities . . . “Fans of great guitar playing would do well to check out Wayne’s current stint with singer Shelle Blue. It’s clear to me he has become a master of the instrument in all genres.”
Between 1967 and 2003, Wayne has played thousnads of gigs, spanning all the pop musical genres and settings.
During 1979, Wayne took a one year hiatus to study with Howard Roberts, Pat Martino, Ron Eschete, Les Wise, Howard Alden, Joe Diorio, Al Bruno, Kimbo Smith, and Don Mock at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Amgeles.