With his command of guitar styles ranging from rock, blues, jazz and fusion to pop and soul, Richie Kotzen has built a diverse 20-year career as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter — both on the solo front and with his band, the Winery Dogs. On his latest solo album, Salting Earth, he continues an exploration of his various musical avenues, some of which don’t include his signature instrument at all.
As a great example: Yahoo Music is excited to premiere his latest video for Salting Earth‘s “My Rock.” Kotzen notes, “[This song ]has absolutely no guitar in the recording — it’s just piano, bass, drums, and vocals. Not that that is an odd choice, but being that for most of my career I’ve been highlighted as a guitarist, I suppose for people who never bought one of my CDs in the past, this would be surprising. But it’s not so surprising to me.”
Kotzen will be touring globally in support of Salting Earth. If you’d like to keep up with his schedule, check here.