Richie Kotzen is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He began playing piano at the age of five. At the age of seven he was inspired by the band KISS to learn the electric guitar. Relentlessly developing chops and his own unique voice on the guitar, he started his career in a band named Arthurs Museum. Kotzen was eventually discovered by Shrapnel Records' Mike Varney, and he recorded his first solo album by the age of 19. He created the video Rock Chops for REH video in 1989, highlighting many of his formative techniques, including using wide-intervals and fluid sweeping.
The Inner Galactic Fusion Experience with Ritchie Kotzen
Richie Kotzen's latest LP is an instrumental offering of aggressive rock and fusion compositions which highlight his virtuosity and diversity. Veteran drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Ringo Star’s All Star Band) lays down an innovative series of fusion grooves, augmented on three songs by veteran bass legend Jeff Berlin.