Blog Posts by Joey Watkins

  • Eric Dill Debuts New Songs During Album for CD Release Party

    Eric Dill

    Following up on his top 100 and Top 40 radio success of his first single "War with the Wolves" off the new album, and after his incredible performance at his record release party it is no wonder that he continues to climb the music charts.

    Aside from the great food, open-bar, and lively audience, party-goers left with a gift bag that included an Eric Dill T-shirt that says, "I'm kind of a big Dill." Starting a solo music career is always risky, and nerve-racking, but Eric Dill put his musical past to good use, with amazing vocal skills; and lyrics that he is truly passionate about.

    Eric Dill's independent label, Vigil Records, held an exceptional album release party for his solo record "Forever is Not Enough" being distributed November 20 at the Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills, CA. This maximum capacity event was made up of industry insiders, and a virtual whose-who of Hollywood celebrities, actors and musicians. This intimate location houses a mini-museum of Gibson

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  • Outside of the hugely successful rock duo, B'z, Tak Matsumoto is also an incredible solo artist who is often revered by the likes of Larry Carlton, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Keb Mo, Pat Metheny and even Eric Clapton. Matsumoto's guitar experimentation led him from jazz and blues to hard rock and pop; a journey evident on the new album "Strings of My Soul," out since August 7. The album is the newest release outside Asia after his first solo effort, "Hana," in 2003. He considers this album "a new album of myself" while revisiting all of his past favorites songs.

    Tagged as the most notorious guitarist in his homeland, Tak is best known for his tenure in B'z, the most successful Japanese hard/blues rock act to date, with more than 80 million albums sold in the last 20 years. In Japan, they play venues like the Yokohama International Stadium to 140,000 people.

    An eclectic mix of jazz, blues and rock, "Strings of My Soul" demonstrates Tak's incredible guitar

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