Joe Bonamassa has practically defined modern blues rock. His entire back catalogue is worth a blast but we’re smitten by his 11th record Black Rock.
Released in March 2010 the album is a perfect showcase for the different sides of Joe’s playing and songwriting. In addition to his sizzling duet with B.B. King (see audio below) we’re hooked on Quarryman’s Lament.
As if he wasn’t already up to his eyes in it, thanks to his recent massive success, Joe formed a ‘supergroup’ called Black Country Communion this year with ex-Deep Purple and Black Sabbath Glenn Hughes on bass, drummer Jason Bonham and keyboardist Derek Sherinian previously of, among many others, Dream Theater.
The band’s debut album will be released on September 20 2010. Find out more about Joe at his official fan site, bonamassalive.com.