Guitarist/singer/songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN releasedTHE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZENtoday on Loud & Proud Records. To celebrate his newest project, he’s hitting the U.S. concert trail starting November 1 in Annapolis, MD at Rams Head Tavern. Before then, he’ll be spending September and most of October on a headlining tour which will take him through Europe and Mexico.
THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN is a two-CD and DVD career retrospective set that encompasses this iconic talent’s entire career of his most essential work: classic material; acoustic performances; bootleg material; and two brand new songs (“War Paint” and “Walk With Me”). The DVD features music videos, acoustic performances, and bootleg material. A new official video for “War Paint” will premiere on MusicRadar.com later this week. In the meantime, the video for “Walk With Me” (filmed entirely on KOTZEN’s iPhone) can be found on his official YouTube page.
KOTZEN personally curated THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN from his 18 solo albums in order to give listeners the most comprehensive, cohesive, and concise introduction to his extensive body of work. “I’ve really changed and grown as an artist and as a person,” he says. “I hand-selected songs so newcomers can get into my music and learn who I am as a recording artist.
Rave reviews of THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN have already started to surface:
“KOTZEN is an artist with a centered musical philosophy anchored by soulful music and a perfectionist’s attention to craft… THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN is an excellent career retrospective by an underrated songwriter.” (Oscar Jordan, Vintage Guitar)
Check out RICHIE KOTZEN at any of the following stops, with more dates to be added in the coming weeks on all of his official websites:
DATE CITY VENUE
Sat 11/1 Annapolis, MD Rams Head Tavern
Mon 11/3 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
Tue 11/4 Boston, MA Wilbur Theater
Wed 11/5 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Fri 11/7 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Sat 11/8 Reading, PA Building 24
Sun 11/9 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
Tue 11/11 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar