The unstoppable blues-rock juggernaut, and the hardest working man in show business, Joe Bonamassa , releases his “lucky” 13th album Driving Towards The Daylight today. Releasing alongside Bonamassa are solo albums from Slash and John Mayer and a live album from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, making Tuesday, May 22 the Day of the Guitar!
Of Bonamassa’s new album, All Music Guide raves, “the arrangements and guitars mesh together like whisky and soda” and MSN.com calls it “nothing less than astounding.” American Songwriter ranks Bonamassa “among our greatest living guitar players.” Across the pond, UK’s Guitar & Bass says its “one of his best,” The Sun calls Bonamassa’s playing “jawdropping,” and Guitarist said “his guitar, voice and songs are simply better than ever.” Get the free download of the single “Driving Towards The Daylight” here: http://bit.ly/JJQ7fH
Driving Towards The Daylight drops today, get your copy now: http://jbstore.jbonamassa.com/cd/
Watch the official music video for the title track “Driving Towards The Daylight” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTG-bCMG05E
Watch the EPK here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaVBihQwYzE
Last night (May 21), Joe wowed audiences with his first appearance on Late Show with David Letterman , sitting in with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra. And in other exciting Bonamassa news, Joe just won “Best Rock Blues Album” for 2011’s solo release Dust Bowl at May 10 th’s Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN.
Driving Towards The Daylight was produced by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin) and features guest artists including Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford . To support the release, Bonamassa’s label J&R Adventures is airing webisodes with behind-the-scenes footage about the album. It can be viewed on Joe’s YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/JoeBonamassaTV).
Recorded mostly at Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, NV , Driving Towards The Daylight is a balanced back-to-basics album that highlights Bonamassa’s signature style of roots blues with rock-and-roll guts, while honoring the traditions of the original blues musicians. “We’ve taken some really traditional old blues songs and we’ve tried to imagine how they would do them in a rock context,” said Shirley. “It’s a very exciting return to the blues in a very visceral way. It’s vibrant and it’s gutsy and it’s really, really rugged.”
Last month, Bonamassa had the honor of playing, along with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) and Derek Trucks , at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction of blues legend Freddie King . Other Hall of Fame inductees included Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses, Faces, and Donovan.
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