Joe Bonamassa At The Cavern – Free Concert

JB Cavern

FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, THE BLUES ROCK GUITARIST PREVIEWS MUSIC FROM HIS
BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION UK CONCERTS.

WATCH HIM, UP CLOSE  AND PERSONAL, AS HE PAYS HOMAGE TO THE MUSIC OF

JEFF BECK, ERIC CLAPTON AND JIMMY PAGE!

Joe Bonamassa’s love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, on Monday June 27th, he will perform a FREE “invitation only” concert at the legendary Cavern Club venue in Liverpool, as a thank you to all the fans that have helped his career grow from playing small clubs to sold-out arena tours worldwide.

This intimate concert in front of 350 people will preview material that he will perform at five special concerts in the UK this July, where Joe will pay homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. This one-time only UK concert experience is billed as JOE BONAMASSA IN CONCERT: A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION.

Joe’s British Blues Explosion concerts will be at Hoghton Tower, Lancashire (Saturday July 2), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (Sunday July 3), Bristol Colston Hall (Tuesday July 5), Greenwich London Music Time Festival (Thursday July 7), and Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire (Friday July 8). The dates include two concerts performed at heritage castles at Hoghton and Newark, a special show at the London’s Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor will be Joe’s special guest at Hoghton Tower, London Greenwich Music Time Festival and Newark Castle. Click HERE for Details
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When Joe plays the Cavern Club on June 27th, he will also be inducted into the Cavern Club’s historic “Wall of Fame”, where he will be commemorated with a special brick in the wall with his name inscribed on the brick.

Previous artists to be inducted on the Wall of Fame include the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, The Kinks, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and many more musical icons.

For the first time, is pleased to announce that British blues guitarist and singer/songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor, will open for him at three of his British Blues Explosion concerts in the UK in July. Joanne will support Joe at Hogton Tower, London Greenwich Music Time Festival and Newark Castle.
Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star in the blues rock world. Joanne from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world and released critically acclaimed albums, gaining a global fanbase and playing alongside her musical idols. with the combination of stellar guitar, vocals and a winning smile.

 

24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 844 0444 Online HERE and HERE

SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2016 HOGHTON TOWER – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444 – With special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor

SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2016 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

TUESDAY 5th JULY 2016 BRISTOL COLSTON HALL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

THURSDAY 7th JULY 2016 LONDON GREENWICH MUSIC TIME FESTIVAL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444 – With special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor

FRIDAY 8th JULY 2016 NEWARK CASTLE – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444 – With special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor

 

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK TourJoe Bonamassa’s new album “Blues of Desperation”

Read Bluesdoodles review HERE

Blues of Desperation: The Making of the Album (EPK)

Pick of the Albums Reviewed – 2016: January – March

Pick of the Albums Reviewed – 2016: January – March

Bluesdoodles listens to music recorded and live from across the genres. Bluesdoodles reviews all albums received with an open-mind and will always look for the elements that make the music stand out from the crowd!. The albums we award 10 doodle paws too, for us have a special connection, and acknowledge like all reviewers our scoring is subjective. Between 1st January and 31st March 2016 Bluesdoodles reviewed 49 albums that reflect the depth and breadth of music being recorded in studios around the world. Remember albums not included on the lists are still excellent; definitely worth listening to and purchasing especially go see music live at venues near you support music and the artists who travel the roads so we can hear music full of passion and the special ingredient of a live performance..

This is the first list of 2016 and all of these will be in with a shout for the Bluesdoodles Dozen of 2016..

Jeff Healey – Heal My Soul
Kyla Brox – Throw Away Your Blues
Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation

Monster Truck – Sittin Heavy
Red Dirt Skinners – Behind The Wheel
Mumbo Jumbo – Sonic Gumbo

Ben Poole – Time Has Come
Ian Siegal & Jimbo Mathus – Wayward Sons
Michael Messer’s Mitra – Call of the Blues

Stevie Nimmo – Sky Won’t Fall
Big Boy Bloater & The LiMiTs – Luxury Hobo
The Temperance Movement – White Bear
Danny Bryant – Blood Money

Saluting British Blues Explosion Joe Bonamassa with Joanne Shaw Taylor

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK Tour

Joe Bonamassa in Concert:

A Salute to the British Blues Explosion

Joe Bonamassa pays homage to the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page

Saluting British Blues Explosion Joe Bonamassa with Joanne Shaw Taylor

For the first time, is pleased to announce that British blues guitarist and singer/songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor, will open for him at three of his British Blues Explosion concerts in the UK in July. Joanne will support Joe at Hogton Tower, London Greenwich Music Time Festival and Newark Castle.
Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star in the blues rock world. Joanne from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world and released critically acclaimed albums, gaining a global fanbase and playing alongside her musical idols. with the combination of stellar guitar, vocals and a winning smile.

 

24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 844 0444 Online HERE and HERE

SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2016 HOGHTON TOWER – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

JOE BONAMASSA “HOGHTON TOWER” CONCERT MOVED TO PRESTON GUILD HALL DUE TO TORRENTIAL RAIN FORECAST

Due to torrential rain this week, it has been decided that Joe’s concert at Hoghton Tower on Saturday 2nd Julywill be moved indoors to Preston Guild Hall. The venue will be a mixture of standing and unreserved seating and provides the best opportunity for Joe’s fans not to miss his planned visit to Preston.

JOE BONAMASSA
A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION
PRESTON GUILD HALL
LANCASTER ROAD, PRESTON, PR1 1HT
01772 804 440
www.prestonguildhall.com

Doors open at 6pm
Special guest ‘Joanne Shaw Taylor’ 6:45 pm
Joe Bonamassa 8:00 pm
Further info: www.symphonyatthetower.co.uk

 SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2016 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

TUESDAY 5th JULY 2016 BRISTOL COLSTON HALL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

THURSDAY 7th JULY 2016 LONDON GREENWICH MUSIC TIME FESTIVAL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

FRIDAY 8th JULY 2016 NEWARK CASTLE – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK TourJoe Bonamassa’s new album “Blues of Desperation” is released on

March 25th via Provogue.

Read Bluesdoodles review HERE

Blues of Desperation: The Making of the Album (EPK)

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK Tour

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK TourJoe Bonamassa’s new album “Blues of Desperation” is released on

March 25th via Provogue.

Read Bluesdoodles review HERE

Blues of Desperation: The Making of the Album (EPK)

JOE BONAMASSA – MARCH 2016 UK DATES

SATURDAY 19th MARCH 2016 BIRMINGHAM BARCLAYCARD ARENA
Book Tickets Online: HERE Box Office: 0844 338 0338 / Doors: 7pm
Ticket Prices: £45, £60, £75

SUNDAY 20th MARCH 2016 BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Book Tickets Online: HERE Box Office: 0844 576 3000 / Doors: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: £35, £45, £65, £75

MONDAY 21st MARCH 2016PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
Book Tickets Online: HERE Box Office:0845 146 1460 / Doors:  6:30pm
Ticket Prices: £35, £45, £60, £75

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK Tour

Joe Bonamassa in Concert:

A Salute to the British Blues Explosion

Joe Bonamassa pays homage to the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page

24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 844 0444 Online HERE and HERE

SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2016 HOGHTON TOWER – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2016 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

TUESDAY 5th JULY 2016 BRISTOL COLSTON HALL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444 or Venue 24hr Box Office 0844 844 0444

THURSDAY 7th JULY 2016 LONDON GREENWICH MUSIC TIME FESTIVAL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

FRIDAY 8th JULY 2016 NEWARK CASTLE – 24 Hour Box Office: 01636 655765

Joe Bonamassa inspired to explore Blues of Desperation

Joe Bonamassa inspired to explore Blues of Desperation

Joe Bonamassa inspired to explore Blues of Desperation

 

There is a definite blues scent of originality within the latest album, Blues of Desperation, from Joe Bonamassa. The whole album takes on a journey through the geography of the blues as the album explores the physical landscape of rivers, mountains and valleys by train. Other tracks explore emotional blues of love lost, misery and desperation. The eleven original tracks have a depth and musical arrangements that augment and add a wisdom to the lyrics. Building on his last studio recording Different Shades of Blue.

The opening track This Train gets the journey underway with a raw rhythm and curling guitar riff that mimics the movement of a train moving along the tracks with purpose and determination. The instrumentation at times is muted allowing vocals and lyrics to drive the soul of the album as on Mountain Climbing. This builds with backing vocal and guitar that grinds reflecting the struggles of the poor working man. The track is poignant and relevant for life today as in the historical context of the track just replace toiling in the fields with toiling in the factory or office! Where will we be taken next as swampy guitar sounding more Latin than Southern Rock we are off for a drive with a swing in our hips. The drive is a solution to stress as Joe B’s vocals sooth and ‘put on an old blues song. And let our troubles be gone Lets Drive”.

Nearly half way into the album and the journey takes up deep into the Blues of Desperation. The guitar is full of pleading and the low feeling of desperation, the drum beat is harsh and enduring like your brain whirling when desperation is like staring into an abyss of tears. The track is a sonic description of the emotional rollercoaster you feel when you are desperate, have now where to turn. Through the miasma whirl of instruments there is a touch of the east with Joe’s vocals a track dripping with honest emotion as it fades away. Phew! After all the emotion we take another return with the first single of the album The Valley Runs Low. The beat opens up and the tempo has a lightness and the backing vocals make this country fueled blues ditty flow from the speakers.

The urban blues and the electric guitar puts you in a spin for You Left Me Nothin’ But The Bill and the Blues, the way we have come to know through albums and live shows. This album ain’t leaving us there, no the next station is Distant Lonesome Train. There is a real urgency and the drums beat out the feeling of the album as we explore the lonesome trail. The driving guitar and keys gives the Lonesome Train a real intensity.

With horns and an easy feel Livin’ Easy takes us back to the time of speakeasies and is redolent of the last in the structure of the melody. Like the rest of the album this penultimate track fits in perfectly. Closing with What I’ve Known For A Long Time a blues number that curls around the journey Joe has shared with you through his music for over an hour. Joe Bonamassa inspired to explore Blues of Desperation has hit upon a winning blues drenched formula of delights. Why, the tonal context of plugging into a Fender amp and using the power of his fingers on the six-strings creates a rhythmical sound that drives Bonamassa on an exciting road of twenty-first century blues.

The album is eleven tracks that are about more than the considerable guitar skills of Grammy nominated Joe B. It is about how music and blues-rock musicians reflect back to listeners experiences they can connect to. Joe Bonamassa inspired to explore Blues of Desperation has created an album that is drenched in the blues and is a mature reflection of urban twenty-first century blues.

There is a swaggering attitude throughout that adds not a smugness to the production but assuredness of an album that is complete. This is the first time Bluesdoodles has given Joe Bonamassa a 10 this is an inspired album that hit my blues-spot. This is a new approach more muted deeper tones, the result a powerful statement an album with direction and purpose.

Bluesdoodles gives this CD TEN pawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

 

Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation – Mascot Record Label/Provogue Out 25th March 2016

Track Listing

1. This Train
2. Mountain Climbing
3. Drive
4. No Good Place For The Lonely
5. Blues of Desperation
6. The Valleys Run Low
7. You Left Me Nothin’ But The Bill And The Blues
8. Distant Lonesome Train
9. How deep Does This River Run
10. Livin’ Easy
11. What I’ve Known For A Very Long Time

 

Some Facts and then a video for you…

Bonamassa and his long-time producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey) convened at Nashville’s Grand Victor Sound Studios (formerly known as RCA Studio A), and during an intense, five-day period they recorded 11 galvanizing songs with a crack group of musicians including drummers Anton Fig and Greg Morrow, bassist Michael Rhodes, keyboardist Reese Wynans, horn players Lee Thornburg, Paulie Cerra and Mark Douthit, and background singers Mahalia Barnes, Jade McRae and Juanita Tippins.

 

Blues of Desperation from Joe Bonamassa

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Blues of Desperation from Joe Bonamassa. New album released worldwide on Friday 25th March 2016 on Provgue/Mascot Group Label. Expect the unexpected from Joe Bonamassa. As he continues to evolve as a Blues-rock musician. Blues of Desperation from Joe Bonamassa  his new album breaking the Blues Mould out  25th March 2016 on Mascot Group Label a& UK Tour Dates

Listen to the trailer to whet your appetite for Blues of Desperation from Joe Bonamassa. Listen to Joe as he shares insights about the making of the new album!

Blues of Desperation from Joe Bonamassa once again like his previous solo album Different Shades of Blue every track is original material.

“I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician,” says Bonamassa, “somebody who isn’t resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant.”
The writing sessions for Blues Of Desperation took Bonamassa back to Nashville, where he’d composed Different Shades of Blue, to work with some of Music City’s top tunesmiths, people like James House, Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele, Jerry Flowers and Gary Nicholson.
“These are some of the best guys in the business,” Bonamassa raves. “Lyrically, you’ll hear the proverbial trains, mountains, valleys and other blues references about heartbreak and loneliness, but there are also some poignant moments about getting away from the stressful, crazy demands of life and losing yourself with your special someone. I think anybody will be able to relate.”

Bonamassa and his long-time producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey) convened at Nashville’s Grand Victor Sound Studios (formerly known as RCA Studio A), and during an intense, five-day period they recorded 11 galvanizing songs with a crack group of musicians including drummers Anton Fig and Greg Morrow, bassist Michael Rhodes, keyboardist Reese Wynans, horn players Lee Thornburg, Paulie Cerra and Mark Douthit, and background singers Mahalia Barnes, Jade McRae and Juanita Tippins.

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Joe Bonamassa
March 2016 UK Dates

Saturday 19th March – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
Ticket Prices: £45, £60, £75 Book Online HERE

Box Office: 0844 338 0338 / Doors: 7pm

Sunday 20th March 2016 – Bournemouth BIC
***RESCHEDULED DATE ***
Ticket Prices: £35, £45, £65, £75 Book Online HERE
Box Office: 0844 576 3000 / Doors: 7:30pm

Monday 21st March – Plymouth Pavilions
Ticket Prices: £35, £45, £60, £75 Book Online HERE
Box Office: 0845 146 1460 / Doors: 6:30pm