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Ronnie Montrose
(Denver, Colorado, 29 novembre 1947), chitarrista statunitense   noto per essere stato il fondatore dei Montrose e in seguito dei Gamma, ma ha anche collaborato con noti artisti del calibro di Edgar Winter, Van Morrison, Marc Bonilla, Gary Wright, oltre ad aver intrapreso una carriera solista, attiva soprattutto negli anni novanta (Anti-M, Sammy Hagar).
Ronnie iniziò a suonare la chitarra all'età di 17 anni, ma inizialmente doveva farsi prestare lo strumento poiché all'epoca non poteva permetterselo, ma imparò presto, fortemente influenzato da gruppi rock degli anni 60 come gli Yardbirds di Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Cream e Jimi Hendrix.
Ronnie attualmente vive nella Bay Area in California con i due figli, Jesse e Kira.

Music legends aren't born easily. It has to be just the right band, with just the right sound, coming along at just the right time. That band was Montrose, and that sound was heavy, melodic, no-holds-barred rock and roll.
The critics called them "a scorching outfit…" "incredibly impressive…" "part [Jeff] Beck, part Led Zeppelin, and three-fourths nitroglycerin…" "sheer rock and roll ecstasy."
The original Montrose remains the stuff of rock and roll legend, the ultimate stateside power trio with vocals. The songs are a virtual greatest hits of American hard rock: "Rock the Nation," "Bad Motor Scooter," "Space Station #5," "I Got the Fire," "Jump On It," and the immortal "Rock Candy." The fans have been begging for more ever since.
But Ronnie Montrose has always followed his heart. Ever anxious to take his music to the next level, in 1979 he founded the trailblazing band Gamma, a group whose trio of ahead-of-their-time albums were an explosion of guitar and synthesizer pyrotechnics anchored by a bluesy edge.
Between and beyond these band forays, Montrose the player devoted himself to exploring instrumental guitar music on landmark albums like Open Fire and The Speed of Sound. Fans periodically clamored for another taste of the original Montrose power trio format, but he wouldn't revisit Montrose – that huge, heavy sound; those rich, pealing riffs -- until the time came when he could do it with total conviction.
                                                     That time is now.
Montrose has returned full force, playing the tunes that rocked a nation with heart-thumping, foot-stomping, fist-pumping energy. 
                                           The legend has been reborn.

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