The Winery Dogs: Hot Streak Review

After a strong self-titled debut, The Winery Dogs are back with Hot Streak. On this sophomore release the power trio featuring Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan, and Mike Portnoy pick up right where they left off.

Hot Streak begins with the first single from the album, “Oblivion,” which features that vintage Richie Kotzen guitar sound and technique. “Captain Love” follows, which is probably the catchiest song on the album. The track has an AC/DC type riff and a chorus that sticks with you. “Fire” is a stand out ballad on the album and serves as a nice change of pace from any tracks the band has done to date. Kotzen shows off his acoustic virtuosity with a latin flare. “Spiral” is another highlight with its funky groove and powerful chorus.

All in all, Hot Streak shows The Winery Dogs are here to stay. It’s an album chock full with great instrumentation, riffs, and catchy tunes. Hot Streak is an excellent sophomore release that should continue to elevate the band to greater heights.

The Review: 8.5/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– Captain Love
– Fire
– Spiral
– The Lamb

The Big Hit

– Captain Love

Review by Pete Francis

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Pete Francis

Pete Francis is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blues Rock Review. Pete launched Blues Rock Review full-time in 2011 because he felt there was a major void in how the blues rock genre was covered. Pete is the host of Blues Rock Weekly and a co-host on the Blues Rock Show.

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