(PRESS RELEASE): For fans of guitarist/singer/songwriter Richie Kotzen, their wish for a professionally-filmed look at his intricate guitar and genre-spanning song stylings has finally come true in the form of his new DVD, Richie Kotzen Live, which was released October 13 via his Headroom-Inc label.
Kotzen and his band ended their 2014-2015 tour in Tokyo, Japan at Akasaka Blitz, where they shot the entire concert in high-definition. This is Richie Kotzen and his band—bassist Dylan Wilson and drummer Mike Bennett--at their best. It features some of his classics, “You Can’t Save Me,” “Remember,” as well as new songs “Cannibals,” “War Paint,” and “Walk With Me.” The collection also includes off-the-chart improvisational solo sections between Kotzen and his virtuoso rhythm section. This live DVD concert is a must-have for Kotzen fans worldwide, and it’s the perfect introduction to those who have yet to be a part of the Richie Kotzen experience.
With his guitar styles ranging from rock, blues, jazz and fusion to pop and soul, Richie Kotzen has built a remarkably diverse 20-plus year career as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. During that span, Kotzen toured with his trio extensively outside the United States, building a loyal fan base and selling out shows throughout Europe, Latin America, and Japan. In 1996, Fender guitars honoured him with not one, but two signature model guitars. His signature model Telecaster is available worldwide and continues to be a top seller for the brand. In 2006, Kotzen received one of his biggest personal honours when The Rolling Stones chose him to open up a string of Japanese shows placing him in front of some of his biggest crowds to date. He has not only built an incredibly successful solo career, but has also found himself writing, recording and playing live with a variety of different artists, including Jazz legends Stanley Clarke and Lenny White.
He currently plays guitar and fronts The Winery Dogs with bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Mike Portnoy (the band’s latest Hot Streak album debuted at #2 on the Billboard “Top Current Alternative Albums” chart and #5 on Billboard’s “Top Current Hard Music” chart).
Richie Kotzen Live
1. War Paint
2. Love Is Blind
3. Bad Situation
5. Walk With Me
7. Doing What The Devil Says To Do
8. Peace Sign
9. drum and bass solo
10. Help Me
12. Fooled Again
13. You Can’t Save Me
14. Go Faster
You Can't Save Me (Richie Kotzen Live 2015)