Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening Out June 2017

Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening Out June 2017

Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening Out June 2017 – On January 21st and 22nd 2016 world-renowned platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated blues-rock, singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Bonamassa performed two unique all-acoustic shows at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both performances were filmed and made into “Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening”.

“Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening” is an evening of extraordinary music with new arrangements of favourite songs as well as brand new, never-before-heard songs.

The line-up is completed with Reese Wynans (piano), Anton Fig (Drums) Eric Bazilian (mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, saxophone, acoustic guitar, vocals), and three Australian backing vocalists, Mahalia BarnesJuanita Tippins and Gary Pinto.

Bonamassa comments: “Despite being among the most ambitious things I’ve done – I played with a 9 piece acoustic band – It came out great. It was a typical Joe freak show.”

Everyone knows the old saying about how to get to Carnegie Hall, but Bonamassa has truly lived that advice. His entire life and musical career had been practice for this moment, and a young blues-boy finally made good on a childhood dream of playing one of the most hallowed stages in the world.

This stripped-down, all-acoustic show allowed his fans a glimpse into his soul and presented a thrilling and musically dangerous spectacle akin to walking a tightrope without a net.

Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening Out June 2017“JOE BONAMASSA LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL – AN ACOUSTIC EVENING” – TRACKLISTING

This Train
Drive
The Valley Runs
Dust Bowl
Driving Towards The Daylight
Black Lung Heartache
Blue And Evil
Livin
Get Back My Tomorrow
Mountain Time
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live
Song Of Yesterday
Woke Up Dreaming
Hummingbird
The Rose

Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening Out June 2017

Available on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray & Vinyl

RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY 23rd JUNE 2017

Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening Out June 2017

JOE BONAMASSA
APRIL 2017 UK TOUR

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Joe Bonamassa is the winner of the Sena Performers European Guitar Award 2017 (SEGA). He will receive the award at a special ceremony on 21st May in the Dutch city of Bergen op Zoom. Last year Steve Vai won and accepted the award in person in the same town. An impressive list of former winners of the Sena Performers European Guitar Award led the way for him: Slash from Guns N’ Roses, Brian May from Queen, Walter Trout and Steve Lukather from the band Toto.

Joe says: “This is really a big thing for me, looking at the people who won it before me. Guitar players like Brian May, Steve Vai, Steve Lukather and Walter Trout are such an inspiration. I’m honoured by this.”

Joe Bonamassa adds Three More Dates April 2017

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Joe Bonamassa adds Three More Dates April 2017
Photo Credit Gavin Lowrey

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EDINBURGH USHER HALL – 18th APRIL
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Due to popular demand from fans throughout the UK, and with only a limited amount of tickets left for Joe Bonamassa’s two London Royal Albert Hall shows in April 2017, the celebrated bluesrock guitarist and singer-songwriter, has added three more concerts to his April 2017 UK tour.
The April 2017 UK tour will feature Joe alongside a hand-picked group of world-class musicians playing material from his latest album Blues of Desperation plus classic Bonamassa fan favourites.

JOE BONAMASSA
APRIL 2017 UK TOUR

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Joe Bonamassa adds Three More Dates April 2017
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Three Blues Kings Saluted by Joe Bonamassa

Three Blues Kings Saluted by Joe Bonamassa

 

Three Blues Kings Saluted
by  Joe Bonamassa

 

 

 

Another month and another Joe Bonamassa album. Now you have Live At The Greek Theatre an evening of tribute to the Three Kings to add to your collection. Unleashed tonight as Bonamassa captured those signature licks and lead breaks. This is a blues masterclass for a guitarist that understands the very DNA of electric blues combined with a phalanx of musicians adding layer upon layer of luscious sound.

Accompanying Joe on this sumptuous mix of DVD and CDs are Anton Fig on drums and adding to the rhythm groove bassist Michael Rhodes. The next layer added to the sound is the magical blues guitar of Kirk Fletcher and the sound of chords from the keys by the sensational Reese Wynans. Joe Bonamassa want’s a deep, expansive sound so now we have soul in the shape of the horn section Lee Thornburg’s trumpet , trombone from Nick Lan and the final piece of the horn jigsaw saxophonist Paulie Cerra. Let’s add some texture to the vocals with backing singers Mahalla Barnes, Jade McRae & Juanita who bring gospel into the mix.

You could say something about every one of the 22 tracks as Joe matches the guitar and instrumentation mix to augment the sound of the Blues Kings.  Joe Bonamassa’s presence grows as he picks up the guitar and connects to the blues. Electric blues full of Joe B’s passion for the sound he personifies he is living and breathing the sound and vibe.

Highlights are many in fact the whole concert is a masterpiece in how to give the old masters of the blues new life.  Early on I groaned – not Freddie’s King Going Dow again, there are too many interpretations already. I had to eat my thoughts this was Freddie Electric! Reese Wynans keys just sparkled through the licks and riffs. The flying V got into the blues with  Albert King’s I Get Evil, that evil feel was caught by the horns and flying fingers of Reese.  Jim Reeves’ Ole Time Religion, part of BB King’s sings spiritual the backing singers open and add to the fervent blues vibe along with Joe’s vocals and one of the three Gibson ES’s used during the live concert. Into this tantalising mix of the greats of early electric blues we have Oh Pretty Woman, and Cadillac Assembly Line just to whet your appetite for a fitting emotional rendition of the works of Albert, Freddie and BB’s the Three Kings by Joe Bonamassa.

Throughout the DVD the guitar from Kirk Fletcher adds to the emotionally charged performance adding rhythm guitar licks and lead breaks that are mouth-watering.  Closing with riding with the Thrill Has Gone, one thing is for certain the thrill of Joe Bonamassa’s guitar is not going to be diminished anytime soon!

Covers, yes JB is paying tribute to the Kings BUT! Where is his own music infusing the musical memory of this iconic Theatre, where he has dreamt of playing so long. I am sure The Greek Theatre would have welcomed the originality of his own material linking the delicious delivery of blues classics with verve and style!

Added to the concert of nearly two hours you also get the chance to see and hear bonus material including a conversation with Joe’s parents and behind the scenes.

AS he continues a celebration of Blues Heritage, beginning in 2014 as he visited Red Rocks in tribute to Muddy Waters & Howlin Wolf Both tours contribution a portion of proceeds to presenting partner Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation

Once again a polished live performance, not and this is a keeper for fans of Joe Bonamassa especially if a trip to the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles was impossible. Once again Joe Bonamassa visits an iconic theatre and captures it soul with his superlative blues guitar playing Joe Bonamassa is electric!

 

Joe Bonamassa– Live At The Greek Theatre –

Out 23rd September

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Track Listing

DVD

    1. Beginnings
    2. See See Baby
    3. Some Other Day, Some Other Time
    4. Lonesome Whistle Blues
    5. Sittin’ On The Boat Dock
    6. You’ve Got To Love Her with feeling
    7. Going Down
    8. I’ll Play The Blues for You
    9. I Got Evil
    10. Breaking Somebody’s Heart
    11. Angel of Mercy
    12. Cadillac Assembly Line
    13. Oh, Pretty Woman
    14. Let The Good Times Roll
    15. Never make You Move Too Soon
    16. Ole Time Religion
    17. Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
    18. Boogie Woogie Woman
    19. Hummingbird
    20. Hide Away
    21. Born Under A Bad Sign
    22. The Thrill Is Gone
    23. Riding With The Kings

 

Bonus Features

Growing Up Joe ( A conversation with Joe’s parents)
Riding With The Kings (official Music Video)
Caveman’s Hacked iPhone (Behind The Scenes)
Joe’s Big Fat Greek ( Photo Gallery)

Available Formats:- 2 CD’s, 2 DVD’s Bluray and 3 LP’s

Joe Bonamassa Special Shows Albert Hall 2017

Joe Bonamassa Special Shows Albert Hall 2017

 

 

Joe Bonamassa Special Shows  Albert Hall 2017

THURSDAY 20th APRIL 2017 and
FRIDAY 21st APRIL 2017

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Joe B Gavin Lowry Low res-Joe Bonamassa always creates a buzz when playing in the UK. A revered guitarist and ambassador for the Blues. His hard work is being rewarded: MOJO gave Different Shades of Blue a 4-star review and called it the guitarists’ “most cohesive and satisfying artistic statement yet.” Uncut echoed that statement – “the best yet and then some from an artist whose vision continues to expand with every release.”

His hard work is being rewarded: MOJO gave Different Shades of Blue a 4-star review and called it the guitarists’ “most cohesive and satisfying artistic statement yet.” Uncut echoed that statement – “the best yet and then some from an artist whose vision continues to expand with every release.”

Bluesdoodles loved the album read why HERE

Joe Bonamassa continues to perform live, which is where he’s most comfortable. “No one on the scene today plays with as much passion, finesse and raw talent, has reverence for those who came before him, and has as much passion for his craft as Joe Bonamassa,” wrote Classic Rock Revisited.

In January 2015, he graced a new stage when he headlined a two sold out concerts at the iconic Radio City Music Hall – a feat Bonamassa himself almost can’t quite believe. The result was “Live at Radio City Music Hall” that was released on DVD, CD and Blu-ray in October of the same year. Bluesdoodles review HERE

Bonamassa’s still got a long way to go, and will certainly in turn inspire many who come after him as he continues to reinvent himself with a varied palette of side projects—and logs endless miles “dressing up in sunglasses and a suit,” touring the world and growing his legacy as one of the greatest guitar slingers of all time.

On March 25th 2016, Joe released his new studio album, Blues of Desperation which went Top Ten in the official UK Album Chart. We were blown away at Bluesdoodles “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.” review HERE

During July 2016, Joe embarked on his critically acclaimed “British Blues Explosion” tour which saw him pay homage to the music of Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton. The tour met to some of the best reviews of Joe’s career. Wow! evening of live music passion – we closed the review with – “The re-interpretation of the Blues has travelled the reverse way across the Atlantic with Joe Bonamassa. Tonight, it took an American artist to remind many and acquaint others, on the full glories of the technicolour sound of the British Blues Invasion of the 1960’s.” Read more and pictures capturing the mood HERE

Tickets on sale for a special two nights of Joe Bonamassa at The Royal Albert Hall London

 

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Joe Bonamassa Vintage Extravaganza Enthralls Colston Hall

Joe Bonamassa Vintage Extravaganza Enthralls Colston Hall

Joe Bonamassa Vintage Extravaganza Enthralls Colston Hall

 

Tonight, Colston Hall was hot, excited and very full. Joe Bonamassa fans and many more who remember the heyday of the British Blues Explosion all wanted to hear his interpretation. The stage was set, with banks of lights and spot lights ready to pick out the guitarist everyone wanted hear. Tonight Jeff Beck was interspersed with Clapton, Mayall and Zeppelin topped off with a helping of Cream. Why these, tonight was Joe’s tribute to his guitar idols, he was celebrating the story of the electric guitar as interpreted mid 20th Century. This was his project and the music worked both with his vocals and the mix of growling, purring and strings that pinged with raw energy. Opening with a modernised version of the great instrumental Beck’s Bolero with a dollop of Rice Pudding; good old British R n’ B at its very best. We are most definitely going to be on one helluva celebration of the Best of British of the 1960’s and ‘70’s tonight. The tone of the guitars Joe decided to demonstrate tonight was deep and spot-on from the first to the last note. The only thing missing tonight from the stage on the Led Zeppelin numbers was Robert Plant, but that said the interpretations were superb. The whole band was enjoying the homage to many an inspiration for aspiring guitar players. Joe Bonamassa may have been in the spot light but the band played a major part and added a deep blazing fire to the evening’s music.

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High above the stage sat Anton Fig, his drum playing was a mix of power and subtlety, big hitting and gently gentle tones from the cymbals. The interplay between bassist Michael Rhodes and Joe shaped the tone and opened a pathway to another stinging Joe solo. The sound from acoustic piano and Hammond B3 ensured that Reese Wynans was never going to go unnoticed and then the additional guitar/keys sound from Russ Irwin was the added extra of tone and texture that was rocking Colston Hall.
The music was hot the energy and delight of the 60’s was back alive and kicking up he Blues dust of memories in Bristol tonight. Tonight was more than a tribute it was an exciting exploration of every note, beat and texture that is the epitome of the British Blues of 1960’s. Every track was magical, Spanish Boots had the band reduced to a trio really stood out. The sound was full and power-driven, emotionally charged passion for the electric six-strings and a fret board for Joe’s fingers to manipulate. This is everything that a power trio should be. His rendition of Motherless Children held the 1700 present in the hall spellbound and the unpronounceable Cream track SWLABR was a delight. Who can resist cream flowing over the sweetest of guitars tonight?

Joe Bonamassa Vintage Extravaganza Enthralls Colston HallI just wish we were standing as this was not music to sit to, as the show drew to the last three numbers Joe, simply signed for the crowded auditorium to stand. We did and then the music became even more scintillating and the energy rose to another level. Closing with Zeppelin’s How Many More Times. The response from the audience if asked, play it all again we want to hear Joe Bonamassa and the guitar that bends to his will.

After exploring the British Explosion with an extravaganza of stunning solos we were in Joe’s words rewarded with his cover of Tim Curry’s, Sloe Gin that he has made his own.
The re-interpretation of the Blues has travelled the reverse way across the Atlantic with Joe Bonamassa. Tonight, it took an American artist to remind many and acquaint others, on the full glories of the technicolour sound of the British Blues Invasion of the 1960’s.

 

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Set List
Becks Bolero/Rice Pudding
Mainline Florida
Boogie With Stu
Let Me Love You Baby
Plynth
Spanish Boots
Double Crossing Time
Motherless Children
SWLABR
Tea for One/Can’t Quit You Baby
Little Girl
Pretending
Black Winter/Django
How Many More Times
Encore – Sloe Gin

 

TWO SHOWS REMAINING

With two shows left in the U.K. there is no need to miss the Extravaganza of Joe Bonamassa’s celebration of the 1960’s  British Blues Explosion

 

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

Joanne Shaw Taylor, will open for him at these shows  of his British Blues Explosion concerts.

 

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.

 

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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
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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.