See you in a week, Los Angeles! I will be updated the blog with my adventures in Nashville! A HUGE thank you to Stetson for giving me the hats I needed for the trip... I'm honored and humbled by your generosity and support. Wish me luck! To check out my new Royal Deluxe 150th Anniversary edition Lamont, click here and shop Stetson: http://www.stetson.com/hats/150th-anniversary
Tonight we are at Watson House Studios, a private Pasadena studio owned by my good friend Steve Watson. Accomplished drummer and industry veteran, Alfredo "Fredo" Ortiz (Beastie Boys, The Offspring, Jack White, Salvador Santana, Bongoloidz, and the list goes on...), has graciously come and played drums on a few tracks I will be pitching to my friends in the Nashville music circuit. I forgot to mention in prior posts that I will be leaving to Nashville the end of January for
Nino and I have been working on a track I wrote with the wonderful Sammy Plotkin. Currently in the studio looking for new sounds to add to this collaborative pop track. The recording will be only be available for those who listen to our catalogs, but we will be performing it live in the future!
My hometown homie and renowned shoe guru, Franalations, threw a launch party last night for his collaborative effort with other major players in the shoe game; they are known as the SANDALBOYZ, and have released a new sandal line. We chopped it up at DOPE on Fairfax and celebrated the drop. HUGE CONGRATS on finding out this morning that the line has sold out in less than 24 hours. I could not be more proud of Fran and the BOYZ. So happy to have been a part of the festivit
I was so fortunate to shoot with my good friend and photographer (and DJ) extraordinaire, Nolan Isozaki. A fellow UCLA Bruin, Nolan has taken so many amazing shots and is to be featured by a few big companies this coming year. We shot last night in Downtown Los Angeles from 11PM to around 2AM this morning. Though the rain poured intensely, the city never felt so calm. Here are some shots Nolan took for my promotional material. #NolanIsozaki #photography #AlexRitchie #musi
Kicking off new projects with writer/producer Nino Beige from Atlanta at his Burbank spot. We will be working together on a number of songs for my catalog as a songwriter. Super stoked to finally get in with him on some music.
Happy New Year from my family to yours! I was lucky enough to spend my birthday with my family and loved ones. I am a January baby, and having a birthday right after the new year begins could not be more dope =) I have so many new announcements and music adventures planned for 2016... but for now, I will enjoy what's left of my lovely day off. Stay posted for all the news and enjoy the rest of your holiday!