180g Vinyl Double LP of 2016 Studio Solo Album!
GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa releases his studio solo
album, Blues of Desperation out on J&R Adventures. Like his previous solo disc,
2014's Top 10 Billboard hit Different Shades of Blue, this record features
all-original material, and it sees the maverick superstar guitarist, singer and
songwriter tossing away the rule book as he continues to reinvent and redefine
the blues-rock genre like no other artist working today.
Packed with unparalleled musicianship and teeming with the most enthralling
collection of songs in Bonamassa’s career, Blues of Desperation is guaranteed to
knock out critics and fans alike. By exceeding his own vertiginously high
artistic goals, Bonamassa is bound to shatter all other expectations with this
record and reach new audiences.
Bonamassa and his longtime producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden,
Journey) convened at Nashville's Grand Victor Sound Studios (formerly known as
RCA Studio A), and during an intense, five-day period they recorded 11
galvanizing songs with a crack group of musicians including 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.
Blues of Desperation is Bonamassa's most powerfully diverse and boldly realized
album yet, with the material ranging from the gutsy, gritty blues call to arms
of "This Train" (Joe's guitar is set to "rude" throughout) to the elegant yet
emotionally shattering ballad "What I've Known for a Very Long Time" to the
soul-nourishing, acoustic-based Americana of "The Valley Runs Low," on which
Bonamassa's voice rises up majestically to meet Barnes, McRae and Tippins in
gospel-like rapture. And then there's the bleary, tequila-soaked "Drive,"
dripping with the kind of raw, wicked and unsettling sensuality that could make
David Lynch green with envy.
Throughout the record, Bonamassa's epic guitar playing conjures up stirring
benedictions and explosive exorcisms of sound.
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Includes limited time download card
1. This Train
2. Mountain Climbing
4. No Good Place For the Lonely
5. Blues of Desperation
6. The Valley Runs Low
7. You Left Me Nothin' But The Bill and The Blues
8. Distant Lonesome Train
9. How Deep This River Runs
10. Livin' Easy
11. What I've Known For A Very Long Time