As Joe Bonamassa approaches his 25th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. His latest tour will stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall for two shows on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 20 at noon.
In addition to live performances, 2013 will mark four major projects to be released on his own label, J&R Adventures.
The first of Bonamassa’s 2013 releases is We Want Groove the debut of Rock Candy Funk Party, a quartet of world renowned players who convened for the sheer joy of making music and mutual love for genre-blurring grooves. Released in March, An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House (CD/DVD/Blu-ray), filmed in HD and recorded in Dolby 5.1, is part of Bonamassa’s unprecedented series of “unplugged” dates in Europe in 2012. Producer Kevin Shirley—a longtime creative partner of Bonamassa’s who has produced nine of his albums, and many more for artists including Led Zeppelin and John Hiatt—assembled a multi-cultural/world group especially for the project, which is the artist’s first-ever acoustic release.
Following An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House will be a second album and first tour with singer Beth Hart and a career retrospective recorded and filmed at concerts at four iconic London venues, with a show being chronicled for a separate release. After that, another blues-rock solo album—aka Joe’s “day job”—will no doubt follow, and perhaps a fourth set with hard rock outfit Black Country Communion at some point. “Sometimes journalists just shake their heads and ask me ‘Isn’t it risky?,’” says Joe. “But I say why not do it? Why play it safe? I want to diversify, not just always have it be business as usual.”
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