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.
2013 two CD live release from the Blues rocker. After two decades of recording and touring with many live fan recorded bootlegs in circulation, Chris Duarte finally has an official live set that catches him tearing it up during his 2012 tour of Japan. A brilliant guitarist of the highest caliber, Duarte's riveting live show has been finally captured on disc and it's a fine thing to behold. Chris' recordings have always been rooted firmly in the Blues with a Rock 'n' Roll edge which further established Duarte as one of the rare musical talents of his generation.
Vanishing Americans combines the best elements of past Indigenous CD s, with some rootsy influences from artists like Jr. Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside yet retaining the retro blues rock edge of artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Cream. Indigenous songs are powered by lead singer/lead guitarist Mato Nanji who is, without a doubt, one of the most impressive blues rock players/singers on the circuit today.
Leslie West (Mountain), Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush), Ricky Medlocke ( Blackfoot, Lynyrd Skynyrd) , Steve Hunter ( Lou Reed, Alice Cooper ), Jon Butcher, Craig Erickson, Kevin Russell and Tony Spinner perform smoking renditions of songs popularized by one of the all-time electric blues guitar greats.