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|Steve Vai is a virtuoso guitarist, visionary composer, and consummate producer who sculpts musical sound with infinite creativity and technical mastery. At age 12, he started taking guitar lessons from Joe Satriani. At 18, he began his professional musical career transcribing for, and then playing with, the legendary Frank Zappa. More than three decades, 15 million in album sales, and three Grammy Awards later, Vai has proven himself, in his own right, one of music's true originals.
The latest product of Vai's alchemy is 2012's The Story of Light, his 16th solo album. It follows up the 2009 live tour de force Where the Wild Things Are, and it comes out on Favored Nations Entertainment, founded by Vai in 1999 to present works by musicians who have "attained the highest performance level on their chosen instruments." The label's roster features artists including Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Lukather, Eric Johnson, Billy Sheehan, and Larry Carlton, and more than 70 releases.
Vai's full discography encompasses more than 60 albums, including many with Zappa, others from his stints with David Lee Roth (just after he left Van Halen) and Whitesnake (at the peak of its popularity), live releases, collaborations, compilations, and orchestral works.