Red Carpet Interview
Nominated for Independent Pop Artist of the Year – 16th Annual LA Music Awards
California born and raised artist, Yogi Lonich most recent projects include recording for Shakira, breakout superstar Interscope artist “LP” as well as Chart topping DJ Zedd. He is also a member of Japanese superstar, Koshi Inaba’s (Bz’s) touring and recording band. Yogi has been lead guitarist/backup vocalist for rock legend, Chris Cornell since 2006
In ’08, Yogi recorded an album with the one and only Yusuf (AKA Cat Stevens).
As former Buckcherry, Wallflowers and Fuel member, Yogi has a curriculum vitae which reads like an encyclopedia of musical legends sharing the stage with artists including, Melissa Etheridge, Booker T Jones, Natasha Bedingfield, Kenny Loggins, Nikka Costa, Anastacia, Five For Fighting, Daniel Powter and Meredith Brooks. He was also honored to play with Jimi Hendrix’s own Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox at the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame opening of the Jimi Hendrix exhibit. Touring support with rock icons The Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, Aerosmith, AC/DC, KISS, Lenny Kravitz, Linkin Park and Korn are a mere few included in an impressive career, which just keeps getting stronger.
Away from the world of touring, filming, traveling, Kerrang awards and the Grammy’s, Yogi has put his undoubted and versatile talent to good use and has produced a solo, introspective album entitled, “Metta”, as well as his newest hard rock release, “Break The Silence”. The band is called Run Through The Desert, which features Chris Cornell’s current rhythm section. His albums show a craftsmanship and vocal maturity that can only be achieved by a man in full command of his already, world, recognized talent.
Recently speaking about his fellow band members, Yogi said,
“I’ve wanted to make a record with these kind of players for years. When I finally got the right combination of people, it was obvious. I’m fortunate to have an outlet to share music with the world.”
Yet, Yogi does not only share his music with us, by writing and producing his own work, but he shares a pathos, a new future, a vision of sincerity for modern rock, that belies any doubt of his genius.
His sophomore release, “Hesitant Poet” (follow up to his critically acclaimed, “Metta”) is available now on iTunes, Amazon and of course here on YOGIMUSIC.COM (store page) http://yogimusic.com/store/
Currently, Yogi is on touring with Chinese pop star Lee Hom and with Hollywood songstress, Rita Wilson.