thanks for the tip. bonamassa is one of my favorite tear it up blues favorites. i have all his cds and recommend them all.
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Royal Albert Hall a few months back on PBS was my first and only exposure to JB.
An accomplished guitarist to say the least. Based on that limited exposure I thought his performance lacked "soul". I heard the collective gasp!
I did think the song with Clapton was so different from the rest of the show. It in my mind had "soul". The best cut for me.
Based on what you guys have said, I must give a second look. Especially want to hear the Tull cover.
Sorry, Wylde is not is not in BCC. Black Country Communion band members: Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian, Jason Bonham
A couple of years ago a local radio station was doing weekly "where's Joe Bonamassa?" segments. The dj would get him on the phone and get the latest on what he was up to. To be honest it was a bit cheesy and I never looked into his music as they presented him as a slash-type guitarist.
On the recommendations above I'll order a couple. Thanks.
I wrote this about Black Country Communion 2 at another site. Bonassama's da bomb!
"At 57yrs old my hard-core rockin' ways have been woken up by this record! Led Zeppelin fans should rejoice with this recording. A true modern day supergroup consisting of Glen Hughes - bass & vocals, Joe Bonassama - gtrs & vocals, Derek Sherinian keyboards, & Jason Bonham - Drums. Of course, Jason's the son of legendary Led Zep drummer John Bonham. Hughes was with Deep Purple and is in fine form both on bass and vocals. Bonassama's is this generation's reigning guitar-slinger, a throwback to the great electric guitar gods of yesteryear. Sherinian is a kybd wizard, I own 2 solo records and a few of his Planet X records. He reminds me of a Rick Wakeman/Keith Emerson mixed with a dash of Jan Hammer. It's always cool to see inherited musical talent. Julian sounded like John, Ziggy sounds like Bob, and Jason sounds like John. That massive drum sound that defines the Bonhams. The style hearkens back to the old Free/Deep Purple/Led Zeppelin type of xtremely hard yet melodic, crunch and slam mixed with what I consider the majesty of confident veteran Rock musicianship. What a slammin' record!! This is their 2nd release (hence, the #2), don't own the 1st and I understand it wasn't particularly notable. But this......!!!!
I heard BCC and did not like it at all. I saw a bunch of clips on YouTube of Joe and none of them impressed me. My bro gave me a CD he had recorded and that did not impress me either. A total yawn. I saw him live in small hall here in Orlando and THAT was a totally different experience. This was probably the best rock concert I have ever attended. Loud and proud, this guy has the confidence and chutzpah to put on a *killer* live show.
Have to agree with Mike here. Was not blown away by some of the recorded stuff, but I saw Joe just last night at the Beacon in NYC. A killer two hour show. Besides his solo songs which were really brought to life live, he brought on Beth Hart for two songs. Later John Hiatt came on for two songs. Towards the end, Paul Rodgers came on and did "Fire & Water" and one other song. One of the best shows I've ever seen!
There's always somebody making me jealous with their "I saw them live and guess who made guest appearances" story!
Just searched Beth Hart here to find this thread, listening to "Bang Bang Boom Boom" as I write. Love her.
Saw the cd she did with Banamassa, will have to pick that one up next time. His pbs special was something.
She's singing "I'd Rather Go Blind" with Jeff Beck right now. Wow. Got to go...