CROATIA WEEK: MEET THE ACCLAIMED MUSICIAN WITH CROATIAN ROOTS
Yogi Lonich’s CV reads like a who’s who of music. The singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer has shared the stage and recorded with some of the biggest artists in the world.
Chris Cornell, Melissa Etheridge, Cat Stevens, Alanis Morissette, Shakira, DJ Zedd, Richard Marx, Kid Rock, Natasha Bedingfield, Anastacia and Meredith Brooks just a few names Yogi has collaborated with.
He has also toured in support of legends such as The Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, Aerosmith, AC/DC, KISS, Lenny Kravitz, Linkin Park and Korn.
The former Buckcherry, The Wallflowers and Fuel band member, who has received a Grammy nomination, has also produced two solo albums and a rock band project.
His solo debut, entitled “Metta”, won him the Los Angeles Music Award’s “Best Independent Pop Artist”. He also produced “Break the Silence” for his rock band Run Through The Desert, which features Chris Cornell’s rhythm section.
Born and raised in California to a Croatian father, who left the island of Ugljan as a teenager, and a Peruvian mother, Yogi now resides in the Croatian capital Zagreb with his wife and young daughter.
Yogi and his wife Lana decided to swap life in California for Zagreb after their daughter Anika was born.