Richie Kotzen has never been an artist known for playing by the rules. And for this ever-adventurous triple-threat songwriter/guitarist/vocalist, that meant putting on the brakes after a nonstop flurry of band-related activity in order to refuel the creative process for the ten heartfelt and hard-hitting songs that comprise his new, vibrant 21st solo album, "Salting Earth", out April 14 via his own custom label, Headroom-Inc.
Richie Kotzen's (Poison, Mr Big) 2nd album features incredible solos and introduces Kotzen as a strong lead vocalist. With musical support from drummer Atma Anur and bassist Danny Thompson, this album is brimming with full-throttle guitar work and imaginatively crafted songs.
The first really interesting album coming up this 2015 is the new RICHIE KOTZEN solo record "Cannibals", released today digitally via Headroom Inc. After his awesome record with The Winery Dogs, Kotzen returns with another bunch of great songs from his own pen. Accomplished singer and songwriter as well, Kotzen possesses an inimitable guitar style that’s both instantly recognizable and immediately striking.
Richie Kotzen's latest release "Bi-Polar Blues" is a retro blues vocal album which showcases Richie's versatility as a gifted songwriter and guitarist. A veritable blues guitar fest, this album is comprised of popular blues standards mixed with strong original compositions that showcase Kotzen tearing it up on his guitar. After a solo deal with Interscope, one with Geffen and over 20 CD’s released over a 20 year span, Kotzen has developed a healthy following and continues to release a new record a year and tours throughout every year.
"24 Hours" marks Richie Kotzen's 23rd album since 1989 – including a live album, one under the banner of Wilson Hawk, one with Forty Deuce and two collaborations with Greg Howe. Throw in all the albums he did with Mr. Big, Poison, and Vertu, as well as 'Best Of' compilations, all the guest appearances and the tribute albums he has appeared on and the number exceeds 125… easily! Beyond sheer numbers, Kotzen's catalog of recorded material runs the gamut from hard rock, pop, blues, soul, funk, R&B and even country!