Interview and Reside Pictures by Robert Cavuoto
The Vineyard Canine are again in full drive with their third album, aptly titled III, which might be launched on February 3, 2023, on the band’s Three Canine Music label through Burnside Distribution/The Orchard.
The Vineyard Canine are a hard-rocking blues trio that includes three of the rock’s most gifted musicians; Richie Kotzen on vocals and guitar, Mike Portnoy on drums, and Billy Sheehan on bass. They’re a charismatic and gifted group of musicians whose careers intersected in 2012 like destiny to kind the band. From the onset of their debut album, they proceed to supply followers the proper mixture of spectacular enjoying, star wattage, and hard-rocking blues bravado.
Their long-awaited new album, III, has followers excited, maybe partly to the music and the enchantment that every member is in a number of bands concurrently and have solo careers, so when the planets and stars align, followers really feel as if it’s a present from above.
On III, Richie takes listeners on a journey, expressing himself vocally and musically, whereas Billy and Mike add their nuances and highly effective enjoying to assist elevate the track’s musical presentation. The 11-song launch options Richie’s soulful voice, punchy breaks, and memorable songs full of taste just like the dynamic “Stars,” “Rise, “Xanadu,” and their new single, “Mad World.”
Collectively they impart telepathically in a musical language of lightning-quick arpeggios, unison runs, and polyrhythmic sections. It’s all executed organically and flawlessly, leaving followers in awe of their talents.
I had the distinction of talking with probably the most gifted and prolific drummers of our time, Mike Portnoy, concerning the distinctive chemistry throughout the band, their capability to speak telepathically on the subject of making music, the natural method to writing, why they determined to name the brand new album III, how he by no means needed to audition for a band, and the way The Vineyard Canine couldn’t proceed if one of many members departed!
THE WINERY DOGS will embark on a European tour in June 2023. The powerhouse trio consisting of guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen, bassist/vocalist Billy Sheehan and drummer/vocalist Mike Portnoy might be enjoying reveals in assist of its third album, “III”, which is about for launch on February 3, 2023 on the band’s Three Canine Music label (through Burnside Distribution/The Orchard).
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