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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – Redemption

JOE BONAMASSA – Redemption

Provogue Records [Release date 21.09.18] ‘Redemption’ is a loosely based concept album on which some of the songs explore the titular theme. The dozen self penned songs track Joe Bonamassa’s musical evolution as one of the most broad based blues … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE BONAMASSA – British Blues Explosion Live

JOE BONAMASSA – British Blues Explosion Live

Provogue [Release date 18.05.18] ‘British Blues Explosion Live’ is the latest conceptual vehicle for the prodigiously talented Joe Bonamassa and his constant search for a meaningful context with which to keep the blues alive. Playing to a seated outdoor crowd … 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 – 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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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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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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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: ELI COOK – Primitive Son

Eli Cook - Primitive Son

Cleopatra [Release date 19.05.14] You can’t knock LA troubadour Eli Cook for trying something new. He attempts to fuse old school blues values with grungy influenced alt.rock. He does so with the help of guest appearances from the likes of … Continue reading

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