Blues guitarist virtuoso Joe Bonamassa had his 20th #1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart with the release of his recent live album British Blues Explosion Live and just announced his new studio album Redemption due out September 2018.
The New York state native opened up for BB King when he was only 12 years old and has played alongside such artists as Eric Clapton, Stephen Still, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Steve Winwood, Buddy Guy among others. In addition to his music career, he runs a nonprofit organization called Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation whose mission it is to further music education by funding scholarships and providing music education resources to schools in need.
BLACK COFFEE DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD BLUES CHART
GRAMMY NOMINATED DUO BETH HART & JOE BONAMASSA SCORE SECOND #1 ALBUM TOGETHER
Beth Hart [and] Joe Bonamassa deliver fiery, deep covers.” – Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press
“The fourth go-round of this feisty association shows that it’s getting better and tougher, whetting our appetite for the next iteration.” – Hal Horowitz, American Songwriter
“Black Coffee may be their best collaboration yet.” – Caitlin Wills, MXDWN
“It should come as no surprise that the chemistry on this album is effortless and a joy to behold.” – Phil Stiles, Sonic Abuse
“Black Coffee is all about hard-hitting, rocking soul music… its earthy, electrified reinventions breathe new life into old numbers while giving the guitarist and the singer plenty of room to show off, all within icy-tight arrangements.” – Jon Sobel, Blog Critics
“There is something special and worth listening to on every single track. Even if they weren’t masters of their particular crafts in the way that they are, the album would be a hit from sheer collaboration and communication alone. Review: 9/10” – Alexandra Veltri, Blues Rock Review
February 6, 2018 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Grammy-nominated powerhouse Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa, released their new collaborative album Black Coffee on Friday January 26th, and the album has debuted at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Blues Albums Chart. This is the duos second #1 together, with their previous album Seesaw, which was also nominated for a Grammy, topping the charts in 2013. This is Joe Bonamassa’s record-breaking 19th #1 Billboard Blues Album. Black Coffee successfully debuted on other notable Billboard charts such as #2 on Independent, #15 on Top Album Sales and #63 on Top 200. The album has also garnered worldwide charting success with the #1 album in Holland, #4 in Germany, and #7 in the UK.
Black Coffee is a collective interpretation of 10 soul gems that perfectly combine Hart’s breath-taking vocals along with Joe’s masterfully expressive guitar playing that make Black Coffee a fresh and captivating listen. The album is available now on their website www.HartAndBonamassa.com and available among many online retailers here.
The official music video for the title track “Black Coffee” can be viewed here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy_9NaR9P6Y
With producer extraordinaire Kevin ‘The Caveman’ Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Rush) back at the helm, the result is the stunning rollercoaster that digs deep into the soul catalogue where they honour but re-imagine songs from Edgar Winter, Etta, James, Ike & Tina Turner/Steve Marriot, Ella Fitzgerald, Lil’ Green, LaVern Baker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lucinda Williams and Waldeck. Each one having the majestic heart and soul that Beth and Joe bleed on each record.
Recorded in five days at Studio at the Palms, Las Vegas with some of the finest musicians around,they have once again recalled some familiar names in Anton Fig (Drums/Percussion), Ron Dziubla (Saxophone), and Lee Thornburg (Horn Arrangements/Trumpet/Trombone) and welcomed in Reese Wynans (Keyboards), Michael Rhodes (Bass), Rob McNelley (Rhythm Guitar), Paulie Cerra (Saxophone), Mahalia Barnes (Backing Vocals), Jade Macrae (Backing Vocals) and Juanita Tippins (Backing Vocals).
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