Solo Spot Week Day 3: Richie Kotzen

 

Here’s another Mr. Big solo spot, this one from Richie Kotzen. He starts out bluesy, does some scatting (Kotzen is a excellent singer), plays funky, then finally shows off the outrageous skills that garnered him a Shrapnel contract in the late ’80s and eventually landed him in Paul Gilbert‘s guitar slot in Mr. Big. (Jump straight to 2:53 if you want to cut to the chase.) (And note also the Jason Becker nod at 4:03.)

Pointy Guitar’s Solo Spot Week is a special feature in honor of … well, we just felt like it.

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