Kotzen performance floored me.

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  1. robt57

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    I did not realize just how good a singer and picker RK is, whew!

    2015 live performance...

    22:45 in thru 34 min.

     
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    Yup. Saw him in Pittsburgh 5-6 years ago.
    Big club 500+ capacity....only 20-30 in the audience.
    Played like he was looking out over 100,000.
    Brought tears to my eyes more than once with his emotional playing and singing.
    Serious shame he doesn't have a bigger presence in the States....he's huge in other countries.
     
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    Strat!

     
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    I didn't take him seriously back in the day when he was recording while naked in the studio and playing with Poison... but lately these videos have been popping up and just blowing my mind. He's a friggin' incredible talent.
     
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    Is he a bluesdaddy or more of a ...prog rock guy? I really have no clue
     
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    Being in a "How did I look while playing?" band would keep him out of my awareness at least, probably others as well.
     
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    Totally agree.

    Love his voice, skill, and emotion.

    Big fan.
     
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    Much more than any one genre.
     
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    I think this 'Fooled around and fell in love' cover really showcases his voice.

     
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    That bass sounds like a$$. Does SHeehan think that's an appropriate tone for that song? Does he always sound like that?
     
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    And he seems to like the round wound scrap tone technique a little to much to boot.
     
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    He takes up the majority of my youtube time over the past couple years. Between The Winery Dogs, which are about to reform and tour again in the coming May and his solo and older stuff my entertainment and source of inspiration is pretty much covered.

    The lead improv in Fear is awesome. I've learnt a bunch of his songs and am still working on his lead technique. I play fingers only most of the time too.
    I'm good for generic pentatonic lead with passing and blues notes but don't have a shredding, fusion or extensive legato background so have been trying to learn that style while sticking to fingers only. It's refreshing to my ears to get away from the same old lead style I've been mostly hearing for 40 years. Aside from his playing his voice rocks too. Then there is the song writing and keyboard playing. He should be a household name.





     
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    I think the recording has too much of his amp. Out front most of that would have been thickening things up for the three piece and laying a bed for Richie to solo over. That song didn't need it and more of his clean tone should have come through. He uses two amps/ pups, one pup into a clean and one into a dirty amp.
     
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    I think Richie Kotzen is a modern day renaissance man. I think he's the best player on the planet, and he may be a better vocalist than guitar player...just sayin'! I saw the Winery Dogs (who I freaking LOVE) a few summers ago, it was fantastic...and GOOD NEWS...the Winery Dogs are reuniting to go on a tour...which gives me great hope for a new album!

    I love this tune

     
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    Phenomenal player, insanely good singer, a songwriter up there with the all-time greats, and one helluva nice guy to boot - had the pleasure of having his solo trio play at a venue I managed some years back. I managed to not go fanboy until the very, very end of the night. :)
     
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    I'm not really a fan of his style of music. He plays and sings fine, but it's like rock music for people that shop at Sears or something. It just reminds me of a Chevy commercial in the 90s.

    I saw Poison with CC DeVille when they were really big (I was in maybe the 6th grade) then I won tickets and saw them with Kotzen. He was terrible. Like seeing George Lynch play with the NY Dolls or something.

    I'll bet he's big in Japan. They eat this stuff up.
     
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    I became aware of him about 3 years ago and can't get enough. He's got a HUGE catalog of music over the last 20 years and I've only scratched the surface. I had a Kotzen Tele earlier this year as well, an amazing guitar with an incredible neck.
     
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    One of those artists who seems to have found his niche over time.

    I really like his current work, but Poison?

    Not so much...
     
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    I read that the Winery Dogs would be touring again soon but no new album was in the works.

    Kotzen is a very good vocalist, in my opinion, and not too shabby on guitar either. ;)
     
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    That scat vocal/riffs bit in Fear IMO impresses as well...
     
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