An American guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, and producer, Richie Kotzen began his career in the early 1990s as a solo artist on Shrapnel Records, and later as a member of stalwart glam-rockers Poison and Mr. Big. He then embarked on a versatile and prolific solo career that has touched on everything from hard rock, pop, and blues to funk and jazz fusion, In 2012 he joined up with bassist Billy Sheehan (Steve Vai), and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) to front the hard rock supergroup The Winery Dogs, who issued their searing eponymous debut in 2013. In 2020, Kotzen released the ambitious 50 for 50, a three-volume set of 50 new original tunes to commemorate his 50th birthday. The Reading, Pennsylvania-born Kotzen burst onto the heavy metal scene as a teenager with a lightning-fast guitar technique. After recording three albums ...
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