March 17, 2011

Joe Bonamassa: Dust Bowl

Joe Bonamassa
photo: © Paul Bergen

Joe Bonamassa is a busy guy. The blues guitarist guests on numerous albums, and the hugely successful Black Country Communion band project with Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian, will see him hitting the stage this Summer. Somehow he has managed to find some time off in his busy schedule to record his new album Dust Bowl, his eleventh solo studio release since 2000.

Bonamassa has found his sound, stretching the notes over a hard hitting rhythm section, but there's a touch of country too. Joh Hiatt guests on Tennessee Plates and Vince Gil lends a hand for Sweet Rowena. A great blues player can pull it off when he switches to acoustic and Bonamassa does so during Black Lung Heartache, channeling Rory Gallagher ca. 1974. As a true Eric Clapton pupil he tears through songs like You Better Watch Yourself and the slow rumbling Paul Rodger's cover Heartbreaker (with the soulful voice of Glenn Hughes as an added bonus).

Dust Bowl is more of the same and more. Bonamassa still finds new things to play within the 12-bar blues rock scheme. He crosses over to other genres occasionally, but he never loses sight of his classic rock fan base.

Joe Bonamassa: guitar, vocals
Carmine Rojas: bass
Rick Melick: keyboards
Anton Fig: drums

Joe Bonamassa: Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl is released on Mascot Records. Release date: March 21. He offers the title track as a free download.

Tracks:
  1. Slow Train
  2. Dust Bowl
  3. Tennessee Plates (feat. John Hiatt)
  4. The Meaning Of The Blues
  5. Black Lung Heartache
  6. You Better Watch Yourself
  7. The Last Matador Of Bayonne
  8. Heartbreaker (feat. Glenn Hughes)
  9. Love On The Street
  10. The Whale That Swallowed Jonah
  11. Sweet Rowena (feat. Vince Gill)
  12. Prisoner

Also available as a limited digibook edition.

Joe Bonamassa: Dust Bowl (digibook)

Video: Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl teaser

Live dates:
  • 03/18 Columbus,OH @ Palace Theatre Columbus
  • 03/19 Cincinnati,OH @ Taft Theatre
  • 03/21 Grand Rapids, MI @ DeVos Performance Hall
  • 03/23 Reading, PA @ Sovereign Performing Arts Center
  • 03/24 Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theatre
  • 03/25 Westbury, NY @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury
  • 03/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland
  • 03/31 Montreal, Quebec @ Theatre St. Denis
  • 04/01 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Civic Centre
  • 04/02 Toronto, Canada Massey Hall
  • 04/26 Randers, Denmark @ Vaerket
  • 04/28 Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
  • 04/29 Bergen, Norway @ Bergen Fest
  • 04/30 Trondheim, Norway @ Royall Garden Hotel
  • 05/03 Zürich, Switzerland @ Volkshaus
  • 05/04 Antwerp, Belgiumn @ Koningin Elisabethzaal
  • 05/05 Paris, France @ Olympia
  • 05/10 Tokyo, Japan @ Blitz
  • 05/12 Hong Kong, China @ Rotunda 3
  • 05/15 Singapore @ Esplanade Concert Hall
  • 05/18 Newcastle, Australia @ Civic Theatre
  • 05/20 Sydney, Australia @ Enmore Theatre
  • 05/21 Brisbane, Australia @ The Tivoli
  • 05/23 Perth, Australia @ Perth Concert Hall
  • 05/26 Melbourne, Australia @ Palais Theatre
  • 05/27 Adelaide, Australia @ Her Majesty’s Theatre
  • 10/06 Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Koninklijk Theater Carré
  • 10/07 Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Koninklijk Theater Carré
  • 10/15 Lancashire, UK @ Blackpool Opera House
  • 10/16 Nottinham, UK @ The Capital FM Arena
  • 10/18 Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff International Arena
  • 10/19 Plymouth, UK @ Plymouth Pavilions
  • 10/21 London, UK @ HMV London Hammersmith Apollo
  • 10/22 London, UK @ HMV London Hammersmith Apollo
  • 10/25 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
  • 10/27 Chicago, Il @ Chicago Theatre
  • 10/28 Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre @
  • 10/29 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
  • 11/03 Boston, MA @ The Wang Theatre
  • 11/05 New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
  • 11/08 Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre @
  • 11/11 Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome @
  • 11/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
  • 11/25 Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • 11/26 Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
  • 12/15 Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre

» jbonamassa.com

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