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What a great night in New York City. Spring is here, the weather is warm. And Joe Bonamassa, one of the best guitar players in the world is about to take the stage for a three night run, at New York’s famous Beacon Theater. The Beacon, which Joe has played twice previously, is home to one of his live recordings. Tonight, however, marks another milestone in Joe’s career as he invited friend and special guest Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Go’vt Mule) to the stage to play several songs. Together Joe and Warren started off with a great cover of Crossroads, which then went into one of the songs from Joe’s first studio album, A New Day Yesterday. Warren did a spectacular job on the lead vocals for If Heartaches Were Nickels. To top the night off, the duo played Look Over Yonder’s Wall. An absolute stellar, I mean stellar performance by Joe and Warren. Joe also played great throughout the night in his normal set, which included several of my favorites The Ballad of John Henry and Just Got Paid. Two nights remain at the Beacon Theater and quite frankly, I can’t wait to see what they have in store.
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!
Up for viewing is the official music video for Joe’s new title track “Driving Towards The Daylight”. The video captures Joe Bonamassa in the studio with the band recording the song. Joe’s new album, also named “Driving Towards The Daylight” is due for global release on May 22. Advance preorders can be made here and all preorders will ship before the actual release date of the album. Let us know what you think of the official music video!
Guitarist Magazine has launched their own app for Apple’s iPad, titled Guitarist Deluxe. The app features embedded video, audio and is a complete digital interactive copy of the publication. It is now available through Apple’s Newsstand and App Store. And the best part about it all – it’s free. Click here to check it out. Joe was featured in magazine #343, which is now is included in the deluxe iPad app.
The Official Cover Artwork for Joe Bonamassa’s new album titled “Driving Towards The Daylight” was unveiled today. Joe’s new album is still on schedule for a release date of May 22nd. Check out the track listing below. Exclusive preorders for the new album will open shortly through the fan website.
- Dislocated Boy
- Stones In My Passway
- Driving Towards The Daylight
- Who’s Been Talking
- I Got All You Need
- A Place In My Heart
- Lonely Town Lonely Street
- Heavenly Soul
- New Coat Of Paint
- Somewhere Trouble Don’t Go
- Too Much Ain’t Enough Love (w/ Jimmy Barnes)
Below is one of ten episodes that takes you inside the making of “Driving Towards The Daylight”. This album goes back to the blues roots with a rock feel.
Just found some more clips from the Beacon DVD on YouTube. DVD looks like it will be great. I’m still wondering why Sloe Gin and Ballard of John Henry are not on the DVD. Maybe they will surprise us and include them in the special features on the Bonus DVD.
Hope you enjoy the clips of Mountain Time and Fire and Water with Paul Rodgers. Less than a month to go. Only a limited amount of time left to get your preorder in with one of our limited packages. Make sure you place your preorder today.
Happy Birthday to Carmine Rojas, one of the best bass players around. Carmine’s birthday falls on today, February 14th. Do you know how many different bands/artists Carmine has played with? Here are just a few.. Tina Turner, Keith Richards, Stevie Wonder, Ron Wood, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, Peter Frampton, Al Green, Carly Simon, Ian Anderson, Paul Rodgers, John Waite, Steve Winwood, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Julian Lennon, John Hiatt, Carole King, Beth Hart, Bobby Womack, Waddy Wachtel, Sam Moore, Billy Squire, Olivia Newton John, Brandy, Michael Hutchence, Bernard Fowler, Blondie Chaplin, Stevie Salas, Billy Gibbons, Leslie West, Joe Lynn Turner, Carlos Santana and more! With that being said, Happy Birthday Carmine!
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…
More YouTube videos……
Crossroads (by Cream)
For My Friend
Well, the guitar is not literally on fire… Joe never ceases to amaze me with this song. It just continues to get better and better. The video above is from a recent show in Bakersfield, CA. If this song is played any faster, you would literally see the smoke coming from his guitar. Enjoy this version of Woke Up Dreaming in HD!