New JOE BONAMASSA Led Supergroup Black Country

Posted by Michael Mueller on January 15, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Joe Bonamassa guitar tabJoe Bonamassa, who is finally receiving the recognition he deserves in guitar circles, has reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out an impressive-looking supergroup. Black Country features Bonamassa along with bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater), and their debut record, which is being produced by Kevin Shirley, is due out around April.

Here's the latest diary post at Shirley's web site,

So there it is folks - the cat is out the bag! This is BLACK COUNTRY.

I am producing the debut album and we already have six tracks cut. We're going to do the next session in March when I'm through with my current project, and I hope to finish in early April. The band is Jason Bonham on drums, Derek Sherinian on keyboards, Glenn Hughes on bass and vocals and Joe Bonamassa on guitar and vocals. The songs are all original and what a lineup! They are all the very best players in the world, for my money!

Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) is a totally unique drummer and a supreme, yet oh-so-tasty powerhouse. Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper) is super versatile, and is playing mostly overdriven Hammond organ in this ensemble and is the color on the palette. Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze) plays bass and sings with a range VERY, VERY few can even get close to, and Joe Bonamassa, perhaps the best Blues guitarist around, plays hard riffing guitar as well as adding his signature vocals alongside Glenn. You'll just have to wait - we're planning to get this out late summer, and it's promising to be phenomenal! Perhaps if you're around San Bernadino about March 17.........

But there's more...... look out for Joe Bonamassa's new solo album, Black Rock, arriving March 23rd. I am holed up producing an album, and am away from my family for a couple of months, and I'm looking forward to seeing my babies real soon!

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ziggie on January 17, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Can't wait. For both, Black Country and Black Rock. Every time joe comes to town, I drag the whole family out. Sometimes, they say Joe again.....? Didn't we just seem him. I say, yes, and we are going again !