New York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2009
In support of his new project, Wilson Hawk-The Road, acclaimed guitarist Richie Kotzen is set to perform at BB King's, New York on July 28th in an "Eddie Trunk Presents" Event. (BB King's is located at 237 W 42nd St - New York, NY 10036-7201- (212) 997-4144 http://www.bbkingblues.com)
And fans will receive a free download of the song Remember (Reprise) by joining Richie's mailing list at http://www.richiekotzen.com. They can also be among the very first fans to see the Wilson Hawk "Everything Good" video at: http://www.myspace.com/wilsonhawk and http://www.richiekotzen.com
Touted as "one of the best guitar players in the world, and with a voice on par with some of the greatest rock/soul singers , Richie Kotzen has had an incredible journey in the world of music. Among his many accomplishments, in 2006 as a solo artist, Kotzen was the opening act for the legendary Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang Tour in Japan.
In addition to writing and being featured on #1 charting albums and tracks, Kotzen has amassed a 25 plus album discography -- and he is just getting warmed up! Kotzen's new project, Wilson Hawk, a collaboration with renowned producer Richie Zito, combines Richie's Kotzen's Soulful vocals and mastery of the guitar with Richie Zito's considerable production skills. Influenced by American Soul Legends like Otis Redding, Al Green, Sam and Dave and Curtis Mayfield, Wilson Hawk Reinterprets American Classic Soul and R&B in an era where this genre of music seems to have been forgotten.
Richie Kotzen says, "This is a recording and I have always wanted to make. Growing up just outside Philadelphia, I was exposed to a lot of real Soul Music. Bands including the Spinners, the O'Jays and even early Hall and Oats influenced my writing during my developmental years as an artist.Producer Richie Zito adds, "At 15,I was signed to Atlantic Records, and it was there I discovered, the Atlantic/Stax/Volt Artists, like Sam and Dave, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin."
It's Kotzen and Zito's shared passion for Soul Music that makes Wilson Hawk, the unique project that it is.
Kotzen is one of the few artists to be honored by Fender Guitar with not one, but two signature models. The Kotzen Telecaster has repeatedly been the #1 selling signature model guitar for Fender Japan. In 2005 Cornford Amplification honored Kotzen with his own signature series guitar amp, the RK100, which was voted AMP of The Year in the UK. Kotzen just recently designed and programmed his own signature model guitar effect pedal for Zoom/Samson.
Wilson Hawk Track Listing/Details...
1. How Does It Feel (Written By Richie Kotzen and Richie Zito)
2. I Need Your Love (Written By Richie Kotzen and Richie Zito)
3. Over (Written By Richie Kotzen)
4. Something In You (Written By Richie Kotzen and Arlan Schierbaum)
5. How Do You Know (Written By Richie Kotzen and Richie Zito)
6. I Promise I Will (Written By Richie Kotzen and Richie Zito)
7. Everything Good (Written By Richie Kotzen)
8. Beautiful LIfe (Written By Richie Kotzen and Steven Mcleod)
9. What I Lost (Written By Richie Kotzen)
10. Stay (Written By Richie Kotzen and Richie Zito)
11. The Road (Written By Richie Kotzen)
Contact: Craig Melone at 310-341-3201