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Paul Kramer

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Currently performing as Lead Guitarist with "Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels"/ Jazz Fusion group "Orange Lake Drive". Recording new CD with Plain Vu project @ Harmonie Park in Detroit.

Paul Kramer was born in Detroit Rock City! Currently performing with "Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels" and Jazz fusion group "Orange Lake Drive". Christened “Detroit’s Best Rock Guitarist,” he defeated over 1,000 contestants in the state inaugural competition in 1989. In the last 21 years, Paul has played over 3,000 music workshops, concerts & trade shows for Korg, Marshall and Vox. Chances are you’ve heard Paul play guitar on Utube and car commercial or sports telecasts. He’s worked on projects for some of the largest scoring and film production houses in Detroit. His previous performance resume includes countless studio and live appearances with artists including Mark Farner (Grand Funk); Rob Tyner (MC5); Ted Nugent; Derek St. Holmes; Stu Hamm; Billy Sheehan (Mr.Big); Phil Keaggy; Buddy Guy, Peter Tork (The Monkees) and Gary Shea (Alcatrazz & New England) Jeff Daniels, Martha Reeves, Alto Reed. Formally trained in Classical and Jazz guitar, Paul taught privately for 20 years. Among his thousands of students were John Lowery (a.k.a. John5). Paul had two successful Detroit rock bands "Pleezer and CODA" in the late 80's and early 90's. During the 90s, he was the senior Guitar Product Specialist for Korg Inc., displaying his extraordinary playing abilities at NAMM conventions and in-store appearances around the globe. For over six years, Paul served as Product Manager of VOX Amplification and Korg ToneWorks Effects and Tuner products. Paul has released two solo instrumental CD's "Seasons in 1996" and "The Red Planet in 2000". 2011 Currently in Detroit finishing a new CD project "Plain Vu" @ Harmonie Park Studios in Detroit with Sponge Vocalist Vinnie, Joe Satriani drummer Jeff Campitelli, bass guitarist Richard (Guido) Milligan, WSG Jimmie Bones (Kid Rocks T.B.T.) on keyboards. Go to www.reverbnation/plainvu (to hear songs).