Randy Ellefson has been playing guitar for over thirty years and started off as a metal guitarist before moving on to instrumental guitar. He has released five instrumental albums (three rock, one acoustic, and one classical guitar). He has earned endorsements from Peavey, Alvarez Guitars, and Morley Pedals for his classically influenced compositions. He holds a Bachelors of Music in classical guitar, Magna cum Laude, but was a composition major until being forced to change majors with only two years of school left. Practicing as much as eight hours a day, he acquired four years of classical guitar skill in only two years but paid the price a year later.
He developed such a severe tendonitis injury that he lost the ability to play guitar – and the rest of his life. Years past before he recovered his playing.
He eventually returned to his roots and formed a metal band that recorded its debut album, but repeated singer issues derailed the otherwise completed recordings. With the birth of his son, he put music on the back burner for years but returned in 2020 with old and new material in play.
For more details, read about his history.