Joe Bonamassa took the stage just several hours ago at the legendary Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. He introduced the band, which includes Arlan Schierbaum on keyboards. Time to announce the special guest, the monster vocalist behind Joe’s You & Me hit, “Tea For One”, Doug Henthorn! Joe also announced that Doug Henthorn will ride out the rest of the tour with him! A true gem indeed, as catching Joe playing this song is equivalent to winning the lottery on many levels. Folks who will be seeing Joe on this tour can definitely consider themselves to be very lucky!
Joe and Rock Candy Funk Party played at the Baked Potato last night. Two sold out crowds were in attendance. Also spotted in the audience was Steve Perry (Journey), Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), and Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon).
Rock Candy Funk Party consists of Arlan Schierbaum (Keys), Ron DeJesus (guitar), Mike Merritt (Bass), Joe Bonamassa (Guitar), and Tal Bergman (Drums). Joe’s good friend Beth Hart came out for a few numbers last night. They played an eleven minute version of I’d Rather Go Blind (Etta James) with Beth Hart on vocals.. just killer!
They also played Crossroads, which is a great song. Last time we heard Joe do this song was when he had Eric Johnson join him on stage in Texas late 2011. Beth Hart also came up during the first set to sing For My Friend. Were you there last night? Comment on this post and share you experience.. I will post more YouTube videos as they come up. Many thanks to Rick Beck for recording last night. Until next time…
Above is a picture that was posted by the Caveman, on his Facebook page. You can see that Joe is in the studio with Carmine Rojas, Anton Fig, Arlan Schierbaum, and Blondie Chaplin. Perhaps Joe is finishing up some more material for the upcoming studio album, which is due out next year.