Joe Bonamassa Releases New Album 'Driving Towards The
Rising blues star Joe Bonamassa released his brand new album on
Monday (May.21st) through Provogue Records marking the
internationally renowned New Yorker's 13th studio effort.
Recorded solely at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, CA and
Studio at the Palms in Las Vegas, NV, Driving Towards The Daylight
is described as a 'balanced and back-to-basics album that
highlights Bonamassa's signature style of blues, roots, and rock
Driving Towards The Daylight was produced by Kevin "Caveman"
Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin), making this
Bonamassa and Shirley's seventh album collab in six years.
"We've taken some really traditional old blues songs - the
Howlin' Wolf song 'Who's Been Talkin' and Robert Johnson's 'Stones
In My Passway,'" says Shirley, "and we've tried to imagine how they
would do them in a rock context. 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."
A unique group of musicians was assembled, including Aerosmith
guitarist Brad Whitford (guitar), Blondie Chaplin (guitar), Anton
Fig (drums and percussion), Arlan Schierbaum (keyboard), Michael
Rhodes (bass), Carmine Rojas (bass), Jeff Bova and The Bovaland
Brass, Pat Thrall (guitar), and Whitford's son Harrison Whitford
Brad Whitford, speaking from the studio in Vegas, said, "This is
definitely more influenced by the stuff that the guys and musicians
in this room love, early '60s English and American rock and blues.
I guess we'll never get that out of our system and its fun to come
in here and find our own path down that highway."
Driving Towards The Daylight is also available in limited
edition digibook format which includes 72-page booklet with
exclusive photographs and interview with the man himself.
Driving Towards The Daylight tracklisting
1. Dislocated Boy
2. Stones In My Passway~
3. Driving Towards The Daylight
4. Who's Been Talking
5. I Got All You Nedd
6. A Place In My Heart
7. Lonely Town Lonely Street
8. Heavenly Soul
9. New Coat Of Paint
10. Somewhere Trouble
11. Too Much Ain't Enough Love (w/ Jimmy Barnes)
We was lucky enough to catch up with Joe for an exclusive
interview and jam session in Issue 4 of
Guitar Interactive Magazine. The feature also includes
an in-depth Bonamassa gear section, including Joe's very own
Lazy J amp, and a full analysis and review of the fabulously rare
and expensive '59 Gibson Les Paul.
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