Richie Sambora Performs Livin’ On An Acoustic Prayer

Richie Sambora, – Livin’ On A Prayer

Here’s a video by Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora,  The song is the pop/rock song hit “Livin’ On A Prayer” which I’m sure you’ve heard before (or I got to wonder where you’ve been). This is a live version in Portland, USA, 14-08-1998

Some of the talking is distracting but due to copyright violations, better performances of this song by Richie have been taken down. Oh no!


A personal story…

My wife Lucy (Clark) who got her start in the music business as a session vocalist with Les Paul, did a bunch of recording with Richie backing her on the guitar. She said he was easy to work with and a real nice guy. I too have heard other people say good things about Richie, included of course was his guitar playing. Most of the time a musician in a popular band doesn’t get nearly enough credit but in this case, Richie Sambora has made quite a name for himself  with Bon Jovi and though other channels. Here’s his bio:

“Founding Bon Jovi member 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.

In a departure from his previous major label releases – Undiscovered Soul (1998) and Stranger In This Town (1991) – Sambora has returned to his roots, creating a vital and visceral album of raw power.

“This is my favorite record I’ve ever made,” says Sambora. “It’s the most fulfilling and beautiful experience in my life as a musician.”

Lyrically, he tackles the universal tribulations of divorce, substance abuse, single parenthood, independence and self-reliance. “A lot has happened in my life over the last ten years, personal stuff that’s cathartic for me to get out,” says Sambora. “Really things that could happen to anybody, but I just happened to be in a band with the biggest concert tour in the world, and in the glare of the public eye.” go to Richie’s site here