New Joe Bonamassa Album Due in March

Posted by Michael Mueller on January 21, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Dust BowlThough he's long been considered one of the "hardest working men in show business," it looks like 2011 is going to be one nonstop ride for guitarist Joe Bonamassa. On March 22, Bonamassa will release his 12th full-length solo album, Dust Bowl, followed by a world tour covering the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The press release at Bonamassa's web site says of the album: "Dust Bowl combines the gritty, blues-based tones of Bonamassa's first albums with the fluid, genre-defying sounds he's mastered in the years since, plus a dose of Nashville in duets with legends John Hiatt and Vince Gill."

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The record was produced by Kevin "Caveman" Shirley, who also did his last album, Black Rock, as well as the Bonamassa-led Black Country Communion album featuring vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes, drummer Jason Bonham, and keyboardist Derek Sherinian.

Speaking of BCC, Hughes last week posted on his Twitter page that a new Black Country Communion record will be released in June of this year, to coincide with a tour.

And finally, Shirley, in a blog post at his web site recapping what he did in 2010, mentioned that Bonamassa and singer Beth Hart are working together on an album that will "show a different side of them," as Shirley put it. He goes on to say that they hope to release that record by September.

So, prepare for 2011 to be the year of "Bonamassa Overload," and if you're as big of fans as we are, that ain't a bad thing at all.

Here's video of BCC performing the Led Zeppelin classic "No Quarter" at Wolverhampton Civic Hall (U.K.) last month.


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