Richie just released a new, behind-the-scenes look at his studio sessions with Ann Marie Calhoun on his YouTube channel. The video features Richie and Ann Marie working through some of the violin segments from their time in the studio together, and showcases the incredible, centuries-old Stradivarius violin that Ann Marie played throughout the sessions. Watch the video below, and check out more of Richie’s performances on his YouTube.
Last month, Richie stepped away from prepping for the Bon Jovi world tour to record a few acoustic versions of his songs with violinist Ann Marie Calhoun in Los Angeles. Today, he’s releasing the first video from the sessions: an acoustic take on “Taking a Chance on The Wind.” The original version of the song appears on Richie’s latest release: Aftermath of the Lowdown (available for sale via his website and iTunes). With film and sound recorded in one take from a single camera, the video is an intimate look inside Richie’s recording process. You can watch the video below, or check it out on Richie’s Youtube Page.
Richie is currently on the road with Bon Jovi, touring the world in support of the band’s new album What About Now, which recently debuted at #1. Click here for tour dates and tickets!
This week, Richie’s page went live on Pandora and Toyota’s “Icons and Legends” spotlight page. Visitors to the site can listen to Richie’s specially curated mixtape, watch video interviews and listen to some of the newest tracks off of Aftermath of the Lowdown.