Ever since their inception, The Winery Dogs, comprising of ace musicians Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy, have delivered superlative music laden with creativity as evident in their self-titled debut record released in 2013. This has carried on to their new album ‘Hot Streak’, which is absolutely infectious! Listening to ‘Hot Streak’ is an enjoyable experience, since the record does not go over the top despite being musically adventurous. This is one album which features different kinds of songs – ones that are instantly likeable, and ones in which the creative details are noticeable after a couple of listens.
Right before the album release, Metal Wani’s Editor In Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with guitar wizard and frontman Richie Kotzen. He discussed new album “Hot Streak”, songwriting, musical direction as compared to debut album, lyrical approach, his vocals, collaboration with MIKE PORTNOY & BILLY SHEEHAN, current North American Tour and much more.