Richie Kotzen Proves His Guitar God Status on ’24 Hours’ — Video Premiere
After two years of extensive international touring, guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter Richie Kotzen is back to unleash his new album ’24 Hours.’
Unlike many of the other axe-slingers that came out of the shred era, Kotzen has built his career on the back of his seasoned songwriting chops and not showboating. The Pennsylvania native has spent time as a member of Poison and Mr. Big throughout his 20 plus year career, but it’s his extensive solo discography where he truly shines the most. ’24 Hours’ finds him delivering more of the eclectic arrangements and instantly memorable vocal melodies Kotzen’s fans have come to expect from the musician.
“I feel like I have reached a new level of soloing on the opening track ’24 Hours,’ explains Kotzen. “I stopped using a guitar pick on electric a few years ago and my playing has evolved in a different way. Some of the solo lines I play on the song, and others as well, are lines I would have never been able to play with a guitar pick. So I would say the solos on this new album are at a different level than previous recordings.”
Noisecreep is honored to bring you the exclusive video premiere of ’24 Hours’ from Richie Kotzen.
Watch ’24 Hours’ from Richie Kotzen
’24 Hours’ is an absorbing collective blend of Kotzen’s musical influences and diversity. The album takes you on an inspired, musical journey as the opening track sets the tone that falls stylistically somewhere between early Van Halen and Sly and the Family Stone. Kotzen also brought in his talented daughter, August Kotzen and friend Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, to complete the album. “My daughter, August is singing with me on a few songs and is playing electric piano on the song ‘Stop Me,’ states Kotzen. “My friend Jerry Cantrell is singing backgrounds on the song ‘Love is Blind’ and does a very cool lead vocal ad-lib in the final chorus of the tune.”
’24 Hours’ will be available on November 11th via Headroom-Inc.