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Joe Bonamassa brings the Blues Of Desperation

Joe Bonamassa brings the Blues Of Desperation

Joe Bonamassa is an outstanding blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. He teams up with his perennial producer Kevin Shirley, and this year they released ‘Blues Of Desperation’ . This amazing album was recorded in just five days in Nashville by J&R Adventures, in wich Joe serves up 11 original tracks.

In ‘Blues Of Desperation’ besides the sounds of Joes guitar you can enjoy the music made by the dual 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.water/bm book 1/04

The songs in this album are made to remind us of the time when blues and rock were combined, and the mix from them work perfectly. This kind of mixture you can find in the first track “This Train”, where you have a feeling that is something special,and it’s not really traditional blues, nor is it rock music,but it’s an amalgamation of them both. And if you are searching for some pure blues “No Good Place For The Lonely” is a track for you to listen to again and again, because is a heavy, slow blues track that incorporates some orchestral strings which work well with Joe’s distorted riff that runs deep throughout this song. We can say that “Blues Of Desperation” is the main track in this album and for sure lives up to its name in a positive way, as it sounds like Joe Bonamassa was taken out of his comfort zone and pushed to a new high.

Blues Of Desperation’ is one of the best album that Joe Bonamassa made, not just for the effort and talent invested in it, but the unique sounds that no other performer could offer to you.

Milena Staniskovska

March 26th, 2016

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