Tag Archives: Joe Bonamassa

Album review: BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION – BCCIV

Black Country Communion - BCCIV

WIN! We’re giving away a couple of copies of the album. Head over to our Facebook page for more information and to enter! (Comp. closes 29.10.17)   Mascot Records [Release date: 22.09.17] When Bonamassa walked out of Black Country Communion … Continue reading

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Album review: WALTER TROUT – We’re All In This Together

WALTER TROUT – We

Pete Feenstra chatted to Walter Trout in October 2017 for his Sunday Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  In this hour special Walter chats about the album with several tracks featured. Provogue Records [Release date 01.09.17] ‘We’re All … Continue reading

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DVD review: JOE BONAMASSA – Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening

JOE BONAMASSA – Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening

Provogue [Release date 23.06.17] From the opening Manhattan rooftop shots to the individual band instruments, the familiar team of producer Kevin Shirley and director Philippe Klose cleverly draws us into the latest J&R Adventures extravaganza. ‘Live At Carnegie Hall – … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Live At The Carnegie Hall, An Acoustic Evening

OE BONAMASSA – Live At The Carnegie Hall, An Acoustic Evening

Provogue [Release date 23.06.17] Joe Bonamassa’s ‘Live at Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening’ is a successful mid-career sleight of hand. It’s a live acoustic album that recycles mostly familiar material while keeping the career juggernaut moving forward. Being Bonamassa, … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Royal Albert Hall, London, 20 April 2017

 JOE BONAMASSA - Royal Albert Hall, London, 20 April 2017

The hardest working blues rocker in the business was returning to the iconic RAH for the first time since 2014, in support of last year’s ‘Blues of Desperation’ album. He had elected for a very basic stage set up. One … Continue reading

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Album review: CATFISH – Broken Man

Catfish - Broken Man

CD Baby [Release date 29.01.17] Catfish’s ‘Broken Man’ is a good example of the high standard of contemporary British blues-rock. Their 10 track album features 9 impressive self penned tracks, shot through with enough feel and spark to satisfy all … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL KATON – Ror’ Outta Hell

MICHAEL KATON – Ror

Michael Katon chatted to Pete Feenstra about the album ‘Ror’ Outta Hell’ for “The Pete Feenstra Feature”, first broadcast by Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 26 February More information Sunhair Music [Release date 06.02.17] ‘Ror’ Outta Hell’  is Michael … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Live At The Greek Theatre

JOE BONAMASSA – Live At The Greek Theatre

Provogue  [Release date 23.10.16] CD/DVD/Bluray The key element in Joe Bonamassa’s ‘Live at the Greek Theatre’ DVD/CD release is his integral role in ‘blues heritage’ music, as reflected in the DVD’s strap line ‘Keeping The Blues Alive’. The broad based … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, 3 July 2016

The Best of 2016

Without doubt Joe Bonamassa is one of the biggest blues stars in the world at the moment. Over the last few years he has grown a large and very loyal following who turn out in numbers whenever he rolls into … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Cavern Club, Liverpool, 27 June 2016

The Best of 2016

Photo: David Munn I remember seeing Joe Bonamassa back in 2006 at the ‘Pacific Road’, a small venue in Birkenhead, England, and I recall thinking at the time, and I know it’s a cliche, but ‘greatness beckons here’. He absolutely … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Blues of Desperation

JOE BONAMASSA – Blues of Desperation

Provogue [Release date 25.03.16] Having settled for ‘Blues Of Desperation’ rather than ‘Blues and Desperation’, Joe Bonamassa transforms the inherent edge of his album title into a powerhouse record that showcases some of his best recorded moments in recent times. … Continue reading

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Album review: RYAN McGARVEY – The Road Chosen

RYAN MCGARVEY – The Road Chosen

Justforkicks-Deu [Release date 07.11.14] Here’s an album that almost slipped through the cracks, but given it was released in late November last year and consequently missed ‘the best of’ lists, I think we’re allowed to sneak into the 2015 reviews. … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA, Brighton Centre, Brighton, 30 October 2015

JOE BONAMASSA, Brighton Centre, Brighton, 30 October 2015

And so to Joe Bonamassa in Brighton, on the Mascot magical mystery tour bus, with a stick of rock in my hand, blues in my veins, refreshments close to hand and ear plugs at the ready. The mystery is simply wondering … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Nottingham, Capital FM Arena, 25 October 2015

JOE BONAMASSA - Nottingham, Capital FM Arena, 25 October 2015

During his relatively short career – compared to his peers BB King, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton – Joe Bonamassa has become known for his relentless work ethic of touring and album releases and continues to keep blues music alive … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Live at Radio City Music Hall

JOE BONAMASSA – Live at Radio City Music Hall

Provogue [Release date 02.10.15] In the fullness of time Joe Bonamassa ‘Live at Radio City Music Hall’ will be recognized as a career milestone for the kid who grew up in Syracuse, New York, dreaming of the time he might … Continue reading

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Album review: BACHMAN – Heavy Blues

BACHMAN – Heavy Blues

Linus Entertainment [Release date 13.04.15] There’s no better time than in the autumn of your career to go back to the musical roots that inspired you in the first place, and so it is that the former Guess Who and … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOE BONAMASSA – Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, 19 March 2015

JOE BONAMASSA – Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, 19 March 2015

With a bombastic orchestrated intro, his own illuminated plinth and an opening blitzkrieg of lights, Joe Bonamassa is almost in danger of being swamped by a combination of his own branding and the weight of expectation. Tonight is all about … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

JOE BONAMASSA – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Provogue [Released 23.03.15] The mission statement for this project comes right at the beginning of the credits under the ‘Keeping The Blues Alive’ banner, which is also the name of Joe Bonamassa’s charitable blues foundation for keeping music alive in … Continue reading

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Album review: DAN PATLANSKY – Dear Silence Thieves

Dan Patlansky Music Pty Ltd [release date 27.04.15] This is Dan Patlansky’s time. The South African singer-songwriter and blues rocker has paid his dues over 15 years or more, and now that he’s cut the best album of his career … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Different Shades Of Blue

Mascot/Provogue [release date 22.09.14] My granddad always told me to read the small print, so having read that this was Joe’s first self penned album for years, I checked the afore mentioned small print to discover that he’s spent time … Continue reading

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