The new blues maestro is set to release ‘Dust Bowl’ in March
Joe Bonamassa is set to release his 12th full-length solo album, DUST BOWL in the UK on March 21st and in the USA on March 22nd.The album will be promoted on Bonamassa’s forthcoming 2011 Dust Bowl World Tour that will take in America, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.
DUST BOWL is Bonamassa‘s 9th studio release on Provogue Records in
Europe and his J&R Adventures label (which he created with long-time
manager Roy Weisman) in the US and his 6th collaboration with Dust
Bowl‘s producer, Kevin "Caveman" Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith,
Black Crowes, Black Country Communion).
"Dust Bowl," Shirley explains, "is very firmly rooted in the Blues,
but definitely explores the outer reaches of the genre and showcases
Joe’s amazing virtuosity as he digs deep into his psyche in some lengthy
and blistering guitar solos."
"This is the best album we’ve ever done," adds Bonamassa. "I’m
finding more inspiration in storytelling in my 30s, in writing songs
that are about something more profound than ‘my baby left me.’ I like
albums that are made with the right intentions and sound organic and a
little rough around the edges, like a great band playing live in the
room, and that’s what we accomplished with Dust Bowl."
Along with the best of intentions, Dust Bowl benefits from
collaborations with the best of Nashville, legends Vince Gill and John
Hiatt. Gill lends his signature guitar stylings to the John Hiatt/John
Porter-penned "Tennessee Plates," on which Hiatt duets with Bonamassa.
Gill also plays on "Sweet Rowena," a song he composed with frequent
writing partner Pete Wasner. Arlan Scheirbaum, Beth Hart and Blondie
Chaplin play on the Michael Kamen/Tim Curry track "No Love On The
Street," and Glenn Hughes sings on the Paul Rodgers-penned
Other standout tracks include Bonamassa originals that showcase his
storytelling, such as the album opener "Slow Train," an old-style
British Blues song, "Black Lung Heartache," "The Last Matador of
Bayonne," "The Whale That Swallowed Jonah" and the title song "Dust
In support of the album, Bonamassa‘s Dust Bowl World Tour includes
the U.S., Canada and Europe as well as Australia and Asia, including
Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Voted "Best Live Act of 2010" by Planet
Rock Radio, Bonamassa‘s mesmerizing concert experience is set to get
even better with the infusion of some of his best new music to date.
2010 was a stellar year for Bonamassa and his best to date. Black
Rock was highest charting album. He was called "The Blues Rock Titan"
by Guitar World and was honoured twice in Guitar Player Magazine’s 2010
Readers’ Choice Awards winning "Best Overall Guitarist" for the first
time and "Best Blues Guitarist" for the fourth consecutive year.
BCC’s debut self-titled album, released in Sept. 2010, entered the
UK Album Chart at #13 and #1 in the Rock Album Chart and received rave
It was placed third best album of the year in the Classic Rock
Critics Poll and Planet Rock listeners voted them as #1 Best New Band
and Band Of The Year.
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