After 30 plus years behind the drum kit, sessions working or touring nationally with bands of all genres, including John Driskell Hopkins Band, Tony Lewis (Vocalist/bass from the Outfield), The Bloody Wolves of Venice, Peter Searcy, Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project, Five Eight and Sonia Leigh to name a few, Rizzi now steps out front and releases his debut solo record, Appreciate What Remains, co-Produced with John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band. An album dedicated and conceptually written about his undying love for his son Kaden, who lives in Holland. Twelve heartfelt and emotionally charged songs written about the challenges of distance, hopes, dreams, losses and lessons in life. His debut video, “Great Divide,” was picked up by CMT, staying in the TOP 10 for 9 weeks, topping at #4.
“My songs usually start with a melody idea attached to a thought. The way I arrive at a subject, though, is something I’ve either experienced or witnessed. I do walk around with my eyes and ears wide open for the next song to arrive. When it does, it’s usually very personal.”
– Mike Rizzi