The Winery Dogs Release Second Studio Album and Go On Tour

The Winery Dogs: Hot StreakThe Winery Dogs, a rock trio featuring Billy Sheehan on bass, has released its second studio album, Hot Streak.

Lead vocalist/guitarist Richie Kotzen said he feels the album is stronger than the trio’s 2013 self-titled debut, while drummer Mike Portnoy said Hot Streak was more collaborative in nature.

“I’m glad we’re not playing it safe and just doing songs that automatically fit in the category of what we did on the first record,” Sheehan said. “Some of them are a little different, and we definitely took chances. And you have to do that — otherwise, you don’t grow.”

Sheehan explains how the writing process worked with the title track in an interview with SleazeRoxx, noting that it emerged from a bass line he’s had around for years. “It’s actually based on a bass line that Stanley Clarke used to use. I used it often and used it on a lot of things. I started playing around with that, then Richie popped in and we had the song. Generally, that’s how the songs happen.”

Hot Streak is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

The band will also tour with the album, with U.S. dates announced through early November:

Sat 10/3Ridgefield, CTRidgefield Playhouse
Sun 10/4Jim Thorpe, PAPenn’s Peak
Mon 10/5Boston, MAWilbur Theater
Thu 10/8Glenside, PAKeswick Theater
Fri 10/9Sayreville, NJStarland Ballroom
Sat 10/10New York, NYBest Buy Theater
Mon 10/12Atlanta, GAVariety Playhouse
Wed 10/14Jacksonville, FLPonte Verde Concert Hall
Thu 10/15Tampa, FLState Theater
Fri 10/16Ft. Lauderdale, FLCulture Room
Sat 10/17Orlando, FLThe Plaza Live
Tue 10/22Nashville, TNWildhorse Saloon
Thu 10/22Houston, TXPub Fountains
Fri 10/23Ardmore, OKHeritage Hall
Sat 10/24Dallas, TXThe Gas Monkey
Tue 10/27Milwaukee, WIPotowatami Casino
Wed 10/28Milwaukee, WIPotowatami Casino
Thu 10/29St. Charles, ILArcada Theater
Sat 10/31Denver, COMarquis Theater
Mon 11/2San Jose, CARock Bar
Tue 11/3Anaheim, CAHouse of Blues
Thu 11/5Agoura Hills, CACanyon Club
Fri 11/6Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theater
Sat 11/7Las Vegas, NVVamp’d
Sun 11/8San Diego, CAHouse of Blues

Hot Streak Track List:

  1. Oblivion
  2. Captain Love
  3. Hot Streak
  4. How Long
  5. Empire
  6. Fire
  7. Ghost Town
  8. The Bridge
  9. War Machine
  10. Spiral
  11. Devil You Know
  12. Think It Over
  13. The Lamb

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  1. Mike Matthews

    Love it…; but no Bay Area Cali dates?