Joe Bonamassa releases ‘Blues Of Desperation,’ his twelfth album (2016)

Joe Bonamassa‘s ‘Blues Of Desperation” is his twelfth studio album released on March 25, 2016 by J&R Adventures.


Joe Bonamassa releases ‘Blues Of Desperation,’ his twelfth album (2016)

Track Listing : 1.This Train (Joe Bonamassa, James House) – 04:20 . 2.Mountain Climbing (Joe Bonamassa, Tom Hambridge) – 05:43 . 3.Drive (Joe Bonamassa, James House) – 05:47 . 4.No Good Place For The Lonely (Joe Bonamassa, Gary Nicholson) – 08:38 . 5.Blues Of Desperation (Joe Bonamassa, James House) – 06:27 . 6.The Valley Runs Low (Joe Bonamassa, James House) – 04:03 . 7.You Left Me Nothin’ But The Bill And The Blues (Joe Bonamassa, James House) – 04:10 . 8.Distant Lonesome Train (Joe Bonamassa, Tom Hambridge) – 05:53 . 9.How Deep This River Runs (Joe Bonamassa, James House) – 06:30 . 10.Livin’ Easy (Joe Bonamassa, Jerry Flowers, Jeffery Steele) – 04:37 . 11.What I’Ve Known For A Very Long Time (Joe Bonamassa) – 05:33

Musicians : Joe Bonamassa – Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Vocals . Paulie Cerra – Saxophone . Mark Douthit – Saxophone . Anton Fig – Drums, Percussion . Greg Morrow – Drums, Percussion . Michael Rhodes – Bass . Lee Thornburg – Trumpet . Reese Wynans – Organ, Piano . Mahalia Barnes – Vocals (Background) . Juanita Tippins – Vocals (Background) . Jade Mcrae – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Kevin Shirley . Lee Thornburg, Jeff Bova . Kevin Shirley – Mixing . Bob Ludwig – Mastering . Jared Kvitka – Engineer . Zack Dewall – Engineer

Arrangements : Lee Thornburg, Jeff Bova

Package : Dale Voelker – Art Direction . Philippe Klose – Photography . Robb Aaron Gordon – Cover Photo . Rick Gould – Photography

Recorded 2015 – 2016 At Nashville’S Grand Victor Sound Studios .

Released On March 25, 2016 By J&R Adventures.

(Source Joe Bonamassa – Blues Of Desperation | Official Site)


Possibly one of the album’s most remarkable tracks is the antipodean grit of the title track which switches between the bleached-bone heat of the verse and the epic, Zeppelin-aping rock of the chorus. A spiritual successor to the monumental ‘ballad of John Henry’ with its psychedelic Theremin excursions and pounding beat, this is Joe at his pulse-quickening best and we’re not even half way through the album. […]

Blues Rock Review
Recorded primarily as power quartet with dual drummers there is no lack of rock driven swagger. Joe seals the deal right out of the station opening things up with some excellent slide guitar work over the chugging rhythm of “This Train.” […]

but the most fun is the vintage New Orleans shuffle of “Livin’ Easy,” a song that suggests Bonamassa may have surprises in store if he ever decides to shelve his trusty Les Pauls for the course of a full record. […]


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