A few years back, few had heard of nu-blues Les Paul maestro Joe Bonamassa. Yet, he is already planning album #13.
In 2011, Bonamassa has already released a solo studio album, "Dust Bowl", a new Black Country Communion album and a collaboration with Beth Hart. He’s also been touring pretty solidly.
Bonamassa has now posted on his website that he is currently writing a new album, and he will be heading into the studio with producer Kevin Shirley (Journey, Rush, Iron Maiden and others) to start tracking yet another record.
Despite releasing a solo studio album (Dust Bowl), a new Black Country Communion album and a collaboration with Beth Hart this year - not to mention touring pretty solidly for the past 12 months - Joe looks likely to reaffirm his position as the hardest working man in rock with a new album early in 2012.
He elaborated further on his influences in his interview:
"You know, my heroes were the Columbine guys – Paul Kossoff,Peter Green, Eric Clapton. There’s so many - there’s Gary Moore, Rory Galagher – another Irisman who played the same things, but don’t tell him that. But those guys were my guys – Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page. There’s a certain sophistication to their approach to the blues that I really like, more so than the American blues that I was listening to. BB King’s a big influence – he’s probably my biggest traditional influence. I love Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and T- Bone Walker and stuff like that, but I couldn’t sit down… I was always forcing myself to listen to whole records by them, where I’d rather listen to Humble Pie do "I'm Ready" than Muddy Waters, you know? I think, the English interpretation of the blues just hit me a lot better, you know?"
|10/05||Amsterdam||Koninklijk Theater Carre|
|10/06||Amsterdam||Koninklijk Theater Carre|
|10/07||Amsterdam||Koninklijk Theater Carre|
|10/09||Brussels, Belgium||Koninklijk Circus|
|10/15||Lancashire,UK||Blackpool Opera House|
|10/16||Nottinham,UK||The Capital FM Arena|
|10/18||Cardiff,UK||Cardiff International Arena|
|10/21||LONDON, ENGLAND||HMV LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO|
|10/22||LONDON, ENGLAND||HMV LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO|
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