Aerosmith Touring Member Russ Irwin Releases "Get Me Home"
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:54:10
Home is where the heart is.
Russ Irwin, L.A.-based keyboardist, singer-songwriter and touring member of Aerosmith for over 15 years, has released the 10-song solo album Get Me Home [iTunes].
He has friends in high places, as the platter features guest vocals from Steven Tyler and appearances by Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford, Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo, and Grammy-nominated trumpeter Chris Botti, Get Me Home showcases Irwin's unique style of piano-driven, jazz-inspired, blues rock.
Irwin's first single "Manhattan," a modern day standard and ode to New York City, chronicles a born and bred New Yorker's nostalgia for the landmarks and mood of the Big Apple after years of being on the road and living in L.A. The raucous "I Miss Being Lonely" laments an addict friend's chaotic downward spiral despite claims of being sober and the slow-burning build and tight vocal harmonies of "Find the Light" give universal encouragement to not "give up when times are rough."
In recent years, Irwin has toured with Sting, Bryan Adams, Curt Smith (Tears for Fears), and Duncan Sheik, and has written songs for Foreigner, Meat Loaf, Scorpions and more.
This June, Irwin will embark on The Global Warming Tour with Aerosmith and will appear on episodes of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City as Carole Radziwell's boyfriend. Solo tour dates will be announced later this year.
It's a busy 2012 for Russ Irwin.
You can pick up Get Me Home over at iTunes.