Music Masters Camps offer attendees the chance to get hands-on learning experience from various musical greats — and to meet and play with like-minded musicians from around the globe. Last week, the Winery Dogs — guitarist Richie Kotzen, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Mike Portnoy — hosted their first-ever Dog Camp, and I was fortunate enough to attend.
If you've ever wanted to get up close and personal with three of rocks' most talented musicians, here’s your opportunity.
Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy — better known as the Winery Dogs — have announced Dog Camp, their first-ever immersive program for aspiring musicians of all ages and levels. The event is set for July 21 to 25, 2014, at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York.
As you can see in the video below, the latest edition of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show featured none other than Yngwie Malmsteen. Malmsteen, who performed the role of the show's house band, launched into his patented riffs as the program went in and out of commercial breaks.
The Winery Dogs, a new power trio featuring Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Niacin) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob), released their debut self-titled album Tuesday, July 23, via Loud & Proud Records.
Are the Winery Dogs a supergroup? Well, yes. With guitarist Ricthie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Talas) and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob) in the fold, how could they be called anything else?