ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST GUITAR PLAYERS
Joe Bonamassa’s fans have used social media including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to catapult this guitar superstar to #1 in the world. Bonamassa has worked with Aerosmith guitarist on the new solo album “Driving Towards The Daylight” that releases on May 22. Plus, Bonamassa stars in reality Web TV series “Countdown to Daylight” which will premiere 10 episodes beginning today featuring never-before-seen interviews and behind the scenes footage of Joe in the studio. As part of his spring and fall tour dates throughout North America, Bonamassa will stop for one night only at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on November 28, 2012.
On May 22, 2012, internationally renowned guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa will release a brand new solo album Driving Towards The Daylight (J&R Adventures) – his “lucky” 13th album. Driving Towards The Daylight was produced by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin). This is their seventh collaboration in six years. Pre-order your copy now: www.jbonamassa.com/dttd. To support the release, Bonamassa's label J&R Adventures premieres the reality mini-series “Countdown to Daylight” which debuts today and can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qm-p862KZQ. The official music video and free download for title track “Driving Towards The Daylight” will be unveiled on May 1. Click for a free Bonamassa song now: http://bit.ly/JJQ7fH.
Recorded at Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, NV, The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, CA and The Cave in Malibu, CA, Driving Towards The Daylight is a balanced back-to-basics album that highlights Bonamassa’s signature style of roots blues with rock-and-roll guts, while honoring the traditions of the original blues musicians. “We’ve taken some really traditional old blues songs – the Howlin’ Wolf song ‘Who’s Been Talkin’?’ and the Robert Johnson song ‘Stones In My Passway,’ and we’ve tried to imagine how they would do them in a rock context,” said Shirley. “It’s a very exciting return to the blues in a very visceral way. It’s vibrant and it’s gutsy and it’s really, really rugged.”
“Countdown to Daylight,” the new reality series of 3-4 minute webisodes, features interviews with Joe and his band as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the band recording Driving Towards The Daylight in the studio. Tune in every Friday for a new episode on Joe’s official YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/JoeBonamassaTV.
Fans have been vigorously active on social media such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, growing Bonamassa’s reputation exponentially in the U.S. and abroad. Endorsements from Gibson, Ernie Ball, Seymour Duncan and Guitar Center have helped to fuel his popularity.
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