Richie Sambora has spent almost three decades as an integral part of one of the world’s most beloved bands. He’s created some of the most instantly recognizable guitar sounds and penned many of the greatest rock anthems in a generation. And, after playing to over 35 million people around the globe in 2012, Sambora returned home to rediscover the liberating intimacy of writing.
The result is Aftermath of the Lowdown – Richie Sambora’s first solo album in 14 years – an album with all of the gutsy spirit, soaring guitar parts and rousing melodies that make Sambora a radio icon. Collaborating with longtime friend, producer and songwriter, Luke Ebbin, he felt the freedom to compose a more personal collection of songs than the stadium-filling chart monsters that made him famous. “This is my favorite record I’ve ever made,” says the 2009 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee. “It’s the most fulfilling and beautiful experience in my life as a musician.”