SAINT VITUS' Scott "Wino" Weinrich On Playing Guitar - "It Was Almost Like I Was Always Hardwired To Do It"

February 6, 2011, 9 years ago

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MetalAssault.com recently caught up with SAINT VITUS guitarist Scott "Wino" Weinrich to talk about his solo acoustic album, Adrift. An excerpt is available below:

Q: Your first solo acoustic album Adrift is ready to release. Would you say it's something completely different from anything you've done so far?

Wino: "Yes, it's way different, but I'm really happy to see that it's doing well."

Q: Is this a one-off thing or would you be open to do more acoustic albums, depending on how this one goes?

Wino: "Oh yeah, I'd be definitely willing to do it again, and hopefully the next one would be even better because it's a learning process that I went through while doing this one."

Q: Talking a little bit about your early days, how did you start playing guitar in the first place, and what inspired you to do so?

Wino: "Honestly, it was almost like I was always hardwired to do it. My first conscious memory is one to have a guitar, and me playing guitar is the first thing from my childhood that comes to memory. It was just something I always wanted to know and I really can't explain why. When I first started doing it, I was actually kind of frustrated with it at first, but never gave up. And I remember that just one day out of the blue, it all clicked and all of a sudden it seemed like, there it was, you know. So yeah it was pretty interesting (laughs) and I'm glad that I stuck with it. That's what I would say to anyone really, just don't give up, and if it's the thing you want to do, just hang in there!"

Go to this location for the complete interview.

As previously reported, the Metalliance 2011 tour dates featuring Saint Vitus, HELMET and CROWBAR.have officially been announced. They are as follows:

March

17 - Dallas, TX - Southside Music Hall
18 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog / SXSW
19 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
20 - St Petersburg, FL - State Theater
21 - Orlando, FL - Firestone Live
22 - Greensboro, NC - Greene Street
23 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
24 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
25 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
26 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
27 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
29 - Denver, CO - The Summit
31 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater

April

1 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
3 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
5 - Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues

$50 VIP tickets will be available courtesy of Artist Arena. This package will include:

A General Admission Ticket.

Access to a Meet and Greet with the Metalliance lineup.

A Metalliance hot sauce bottle.

A Commemorative VIP Show Laminate.

An Autographed poster.

One grand prize winner will be randomly selected for a dinner with the bands, an autographed Mosh Potatoes Cookbook and one t-shirt from each of the bands.

One second-place winner will randomly be selected for a one-on-one guitar lesson with Crowbar guitarist Kirk Windstein and an autographed Mosh Potatoes Cookbook.

For more info on the event go here.



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