Singer/songwriter/guitarist Joe Bonamassa just keeps getting better. His second collaboration with Beth Hart, 'Seesaw,' was a real corker, as was his 2014 'Different Shades Of Blue.' On 'Blues of Desperation,' he shakes it up a lot, writing with the cream of the Nashville crop on 11 originals produced by Kevin Shirley.
At this point, guitarist Joe Bonamassa has to be looked at as the modern-day equivalent of such icons as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter and even Jimi Hendrix, blues guitarists all. Just as Jimi was so much more than a died-in-the-wool bluesman who just happened to be a rock god on the side, Joe also has multiple facets. But, as they say, it all comes back to mother earth: the blues. 'Live At Radio City Music Hall' (J&R Adventures) is his January 2015 debut on arguably the greatest stage in the world. He made the most of it.
Funk, rock, dance, electronica, worldbeat, jazz and R'n'B share the spotlight on Rock Candy Funk Party's follow-up to its 2013 'We Want Groove.' It's an all-star session with guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Randy Brecker and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.
If you aren't in the know about Joe Bonamassa, the eloquent blues guitar player, then you should know his chops are up to snuff and, most importantly, he's a player true to the art of playing. That is: Bonamassa knows a thing or two about playing the guitar and has a few sound tips for up and comers.