Riot

by Ritchie Kotzen

~ Virtuoso blues boogie groove ~

Richie Kotzen started out as a total shredder kid playing a thousand notes a minute without a lot of groove to him. In one of the Sonic Highways episodes, one of the guys out in Palm Springs described that style of play as “heavy metal typing” because it was very fast and very precise, but not a lot of love to it.

Richie’s career took a couple of odd turns along the way, from playing in Poison into forming the super group the Winery Dogs. But on this one, it’s definitely a groove old style blues boogie vein, and that intro is one of the coolest pieces of guitar music you might hear on this blog anywhere.

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