Joe Bonamassa Announces New Live Album “British Blues Explosion Live”
Joe Bonamassa, the two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues rock guitar icon has announced the release of British Blues Explosion Live on Friday, May 18th, and will available on CD/DVD/Blu-Ray & 3LP (Blue, Red & White) via J&R Adventures. Pre-order starts today here.
Joe’s salute to the icons of British blues features the unbelievable music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. Joe recently paid tribute to his heroes during a short tour of Britain – 5 performances only. This show was recorded at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London on July 7, 2016.
Joe Bonamassa has been more influenced by the impact of British Blues than by any other music out there. From a young age, the musically inclined Joe fell in love with the hard-rocking, gritty, and pioneering sound that emanated from early 1960’s Britain. His admiration for legends like Clapton, Beck, and Page reaches far deeper than any other musician from this influential era. For the first time, with this unforgettable performance, he was able to pay special homage to the British guitarists who inspired him most.
The five-piece band included Michael Rhodes (Bass), Reese Wynans (Keyboards), Anton Fig (Drums), and Russ Irwin (Rhythm Guitar & Backing Vocals).
The explosion of British Blues that occurred in the 1960s built an essential bridge between blues and rock music, two forms of popular music that have meant so much to so many people over the last century.
When one thinks of the similarities between British Blues powerhouses like Clapton, Beck, and Page, one is almost immediately drawn to the fact that they all held tenure in one of the most important – the most important, according to some people – blues bands that came out of Britain, The Yardbirds. However, the connection between these three guitarists lies so much deeper. All three of them, inspired so much by the American blues icons that came before them, have paved the way forward for Rock ‘n’ Roll and blues music.
As one of the world’s leading guitarists and a passionate devotee to the sacred form of art that is the British Blues, there is no person more qualified to preach the British Blues than Joe Bonamassa. A Salute to the British Blues Explosion is a cross-generational musical moment that will be unlike anything else you’ve experienced. Go with Joe Bonamassa on a journey to re-discover the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, and fall in love with the British Blues all over again.