WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Joel Hoekstra, returns with his second album, "Running Games" from his solo project JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 on February 12, 2021. Fans can now listen the new single "Hard To Say Goodbye", available on all streaming platforms. (song can be streamed below).
The great Jeff Scott Soto also lends a hand with background vocals along with Chris Collier on the mixing duties.
Joel comments: "Years ago, I released three solo albums that were mainly instrumental guitar music. With JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13, I have started to work on something that showcases my production, writing, and playing in the genre that I'm known for, which is melodic hard rock."
'Running Games' Track listing:
01. Finish Line 02. I'm Gonna Lose It 03. Hard To Say Goodbye 04. How Do You
05. Heart Attack
07. Lonely Days
08. Reach The Sky
09. Cried Enough For You
10. Take What's Mine
11. Running Games
12. Lay Down Your Love (bonus track; digital)
* Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) - guitars * Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) - lead vocals, backing vocals * Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO) - drums * Tony Franklin (ex-THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER) - bass * Derek Sherinian (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) - keyboards * Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APPOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) - backing vocals
* Lenny Castro (TOTO) - percussion * Chloe Lowery (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) - backing vocals * Dave Eggar (EVANESCENCE, COLDPLAY) - cello * Katie Kresek (Adele, Five For Fighting) - violin, viola