Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl

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Dust Bowl is the ninth studio album by American blues rock musician Joe Bonamassa, released in March, 2011 by J&R Adventures and Provogue Records.

Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter.

When he was only 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King. In the last 13 years Bonamassa has put out 15 solo albums through his independent record label J&R Adventures, of which 11 have reached #1 on the Billboard Blues charts.

Bonamassa has played alongside such artists as Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Blondie Chaplin, Foreigner, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks among others. His career highlights include performances at the Royal Albert Hall and a Grammy Award nomination in 2013 for his collaboration with Beth Hart on the duo’s sophomore album Seesaw. In addition to his music career, Joe Bonamassa runs a nonprofit organisation called the 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.

Joe Bonamassa has appropriated a genre of music and mutated it to big-screen proportions. Dust Bowl comes hot on the heels of his last solo record Black Rock and the super-group project, Black Country Communion.

Dust Bowl is a blues-rock achievement and has some of Bonamassa’s finest performances, guitar tones, and arrangements. His solos burn, hit you in the gut, as he conjures up to-die-for luscious guitar tones and flawless blues phrasing.

As a songwriter, Bonamassa relies heavily upon the time-worn blues-rock pastiche with its obligatory rootsy brush strokes and compulsory mythic themes. With that said, he does it better than anyone else. Instead of gritty, urban, toe-tapping blues, we get widescreen John Ford-style panoramas and ominous cinematic imagery of trains, cotton fields, heartache, alienation, evil women, and death.

Over time, Bonamassa has created his own universe that no longer has much to do with what we think of as traditional blues. It’s movie music for your mind with astonishingly great guitar playing. Song highlights include the hypnotic Slow Train, the rocking The Whale That Swallowed Jonah, and the dark and foreboding Dust Bowl. On the ballad The Last Matador Of Bayonne, Bonamassa channels the late, great Gary Moore during the solo section. It’s a moving performance with the interesting choice of a lone trumpet softly playing far back in the mix.

Bonamassa gets a helping hand from some great guests that help give the record stylistic range and variety with the likes of John Hiatt, Vince Gill, Blondie Chaplin, Arlan Scheirbaum, Beth Hart and Glenn Hughes all contributing.

Bonamassa’s Dust Bowl picks up where Black Rock left off. His vision is true, clear, and more expansive than ever. His guitar playing will send you running back to the woodshed, while the music will resonate with you long after the final notes fade.

The cover art for Dust Bowl is based on a famous 1936 photograph by Arthur Rothstein.

Check out these tracks: Dust Bowl; Slow Train; The Last Matador Of Bayone; The Meaning Of The Blues and Black Lung Heartache.

This LP on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl with a printed inner sleeve is pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Slow Train

6:49

A2

Dust Bowl

4:33

A3

Tennessee Plates (Feat. John Hyatt)

4:18

A4

The Meaning Of The Blues

5:44

A5

Black Lung Heartache

4:14

A6

You Better Watch Yourself

3:30

B1

The Last Matador Of Bayone

5:23

B2

Heartbreaker (Feat. Glenn Hughes)

5:49

B3

No Love On The Street

6:32

B4

The Whale That Swallowed Jonah

4:46

B5

Sweet Rowena (Feat. Vince Gill)

4:34

B6

Prisoner

6:48

SKU 8712725733317
Record Label Provogue Records
Label / Model # Mascot Label Group
Catalogue Number PRD 7333 1
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 08 November 2012
Original Release Date (Year) 22 March 2011
Barcode # 8712725733317
Shipping Weight 0.2950kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Blues
Genre Rock
Genre Blues Rock
Format VINYL LP

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