New Video Shooting Today

October 28, 2016

Off to the studio to shoot a second video. This time with a surprise guest. More to come shortly.  You’re going to love this!

7 New Numbers Added to the Solo Show

October 25, 2016
7 new numbers added to the solo show repertoire:
Little Girl Blue (Margaret Whiting)
This Time I Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me (Conway Twitty)
Teenage Queen (Rick Derringer)
There Will Never Be Another You (Frances Faye)

O Morro Nao Tem Vez (Jobim), sung in Portuguese
Vete de Mi (Bola de Nieve), sung in Spanish
Monster Mash (Bobby Pickett), sung in Monster

Marriott and Starwood Hotel Engagement

October 21, 2016

I was very pleased to play for the executive management of the Marriott and Starwood hotel chain here in Houston today.  Thank you for having me!

Clarinet Ragatony!

October 9, 2016
Clarinet Ragatony, written by Tony LaVorgna, from our CD, The Last Whoop-dee-doo! now with exciting video!

The Track That Made Me Want to Play Guitar

October 3, 2016

This is the track that made me want to play the guitar (“Cast Your Fate to the Wind,” written by Vince Guaraldi). Even now I admire the playing on it.

In the mid-60s, Al Sherman (Alshire and Budget Sound, Inc.) produced the 101 Strings Orchestra records to sell at a budget price between $2.00 and $3.00.
Fantastically successful with sales of the physical product, he hired hundreds of players, arrangers and conductors over the years, all the top people, such as Nelson Riddle, Les Baxter, Tommy Tedesco, Al Caiola and so many others… I have often wished I could get my hands on his session records, if they still exist!

Muzak, yes, but the guitar playing is awesome — find me a dozen American players who are playing this lyrically today and I’ll buy you a flute of champagne, no, make that a bottle of Veuve Cliquot!

And one other track from that album, Guitars Galore, with four guitars and sensational solos. Very 1966!

The Old Stage Show…

September 30, 2016

A blast from the past from a number of years ago, when Tony Lavorgna and I were on the card with Alkahest Artists.

Richie Kaye and Tony LaVorga
When Richie Kaye and Tony LaVorgna were on the card with Alkahest Artists

The LOVE Guitar at Sugarhill Studios

September 26, 2016

Another still from the recording session this month (Sept. 2016) at Sugarhill Studios in Houston, this time with the LOVE guitar that Kevin Muiderman made for me to my specifications (yes, there is only one of them).   The camera (of which you can see the viewfinder) is a Sony EX-3 HD.   (Photo: Sam Kuslan)

Richie Kaye at Sugarhill Studios
Richie Kaye Through a Sony EX-3 at Sugarhill Studios


Another Still from the Sugarhill Recording Session

September 21, 2016


Another still from the upcoming video. I’ve picked up the solid-body electric once again after many years, for additional variety in my solo show. Isn’t this the change of pace? I think you’ll be enthusiastic about it when you hear it.
I’ve been open to working on electric music with Houston/Austin players and though I’ve not yet met them, I’m sure they’re out there and at some point, we’ll meet.  (Photo: Sam Kuslan)
Richie Kaye at Sugarhill Studios playing a Don Grosh Electrajet
Richie Kaye at Sugarhill Studios playing a Don Grosh Electrajet

More New Songs Added to the Solo Show Repetoire

September 19, 2016
New tunes added to the solo show repetoire:
A Sunday Kind of Woman (Charlie Rich)
One Note Samba (yes, there are lyrics!)
Heaven (Bryan Adams)
I’ve Heard That Song Before (everybody under the sun)
Lean Baby (Frank)
And coming soon:
Danke Schoen (Wayne Newton)
My Sugar is So Refined (Nat Cole)
Funny, Familiar, Forgotten Feelings (Don Gibson)
Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries (Judy)
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