Two-Time Grammy Nominated artist Joe Bonamassa Celebrating British Blues Explosion Recorded Live available on CD/DVD/Blu-ray and coloured vinyl. Out 18th may, pre-order available via Mascot Label Group.
The album celebrating British Blues Explosion features songs written by legendary guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and more. The DVD & Blue-ray will includes amazing bonus content such as Joe performing “Taxman” Live at the Cavern Club, Joe being honoured with a “Brick In The Wall”, the British Blues Explosion Explained by Mick Wall and a photo gallery of the British Blues Explosion UK Tour.
In 2016 for five shows Joe pays tribute to his British Blues heroes during a short but very sweet tour of Britain. This show was recorded at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London on July 7, 2016. Joe Bonamassa has been more influenced by the impact of British Blues than by any other music out there. From a young age, the musically inclined Joe fell in love with the hard-rocking, gritty and edgy sound that emanated from mid-1960’s Britain. This is especially true of the highly innovative and evocative guitar music produced by three of the field’s greatest heavyweights, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. With the deepest reverence for what these three men have accomplished and a true love of their music. Joe Bonamassa’s love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, with this unforgettable performance he was able to give special homage to the British guitarists that inspired him, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. The five-piece band included Michael Rhodes (Bass), Reese Wynans (Keyboards), Anton Fig (Drums) and Russ Irwin (Rhythm Guitar & Backing Vocals). Joe passionately believes in the need for this and future generations of blues musicians to continue to explore the music of these three icons of blues history. “If it wasn’t for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the Blues may very well never have exploded into Rock music as we know it today, and indeed may have passed into history,” says Joe.
We have shared some of the musicians involved but what was and when was the British Blues Explosion? The explosion occurred in the 1960s builds an essential bridge between the blues and rock music, two forms of popular music that have meant so much to so many people over the last century.
A Salute to the British Blues Explosion is a cross-generational musical moment that will be unlike anything else you’ve experienced. Go with Joe Bonamassa on a journey to re-discover the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, and fall in love with the British Blues all over again. “…massive blues-rock grooves, soaring vocals and of course, that immense electric guitar experience.” – Guitarist Magazine
Bluesdoodles saw the show in Bristol “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.” – Joe Bonamassa Vintage Extravaganza Enthralls Colston Hall
Beck’s Boero /Rice Pudding
Boogie With Stu
Let Me Love You Baby
Plynth (Water Down The Drain)
Double Crossing Time
Tea For One / I Can’t Quit You Baby
Black Winter / Django
How Many More Times
Release Date 18th May 2018 Pre-order available Mascot Label Group
Available Formats – 2CD, 2DVD, Bluray, 3LP
13-Mar-18 AECC BHGE Arena Aberdeen United Kingdom
14-Mar-18 Sage Gateshead Gateshead United Kingdom
16-Mar-18 Genting Arena Birmingham United Kingdom
17-Mar-18 The Brighton Centre Brighton United Kingdom
20-Mar-18 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt Am Main Germany
21-Mar-18 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt Am Main Germany
22-Mar-18 Wiener Stadthalle / Halle F Bezirk-Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus Austria
24-Mar-18 Dom Muzyki i Tańca Zabrze Poland
25-Mar-18 Stadthalle Chemnitz, Großer Saal Chemnitz Germany
26-Mar-18 ARENA NÜRNBERGER VERSICHERUNG Nürnberg Germany
28-Mar-18 LANXESS Arena Koln Germany
30-Mar-18 Tempodrom Berlin Germany
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2-Apr-18 Sparkassen Arena Kiel Germany
10-Jun-18 Kursaal Oostende Ostende Belgium
12-Jun-18 Hampton Court London United Kingdom