Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl

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by Joe Bonamassa
     
 

Billboard Magazine's #1 blues artist of 2010, blues-rock guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa releases his twelfth solo album, Dust Bowl.

Dust Bowl combines the gritty, blues-based tones of Bonamassa's first albums with the fluid, genre-defying sounds he's mastered in the years since, plus a dose of Nashville in duets with legends

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Billboard Magazine's #1 blues artist of 2010, blues-rock guitar hero and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa releases his twelfth solo album, Dust Bowl.

Dust Bowl combines the gritty, blues-based tones of Bonamassa's first albums with the fluid, genre-defying sounds he's mastered in the years since, plus a dose of Nashville in duets with legends John Hiatt and Vince Gill.

"Dust Bowl," producer Kevin Shirley explains, "is very firmly rooted in the blues, but definitely explores the outer reaches of the genre and showcases Joe's amazing virtuosity as he digs deep into his psyche in some lengthy and blistering guitar solos."

"This is the best album we've ever done," adds Bonamassa. "I'm finding more inspiration in storytelling in my 30s, in writing songs that are about something more profound than 'my baby left me.' I like albums that are made with the right intentions and sound organic and a little rough around the edges, like a great band playing live in the room, and that's what we accomplished with Dust Bowl."

Dust Bowl benefits from collaborations with the best of Nashville, legends Vince Gill and John Hiatt. Gill lends his signature guitar stylings to the John Hiatt/John Porter-penned "Tennessee Plates," on which Hiatt duets with Bonamassa. Gill also plays on "Sweet Rowena," a song he composed with frequent writing partner Pete Wasner. Arlan Scheirbaum, Beth Hart, and Blondie Chaplin play on the Michael Kamen/Tim Curry track "No Love On The Street," and Glenn Hughes sings on the Paul Rodgers-penned "Heartbreaker."

Other standout tracks include Bonamassa originals that showcase his storytelling, such as the album opener "Slow Train," an old-style British Blues song, "Black Lung Heartache," "The Last Matador of Bayonne," "The Whale That Swallowed Jonah," and the title song "Dust Bowl." From the Label

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2011
Label:
Premier Artists
UPC:
0804879313861
catalogNumber:
93138
Rank:
330

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Bonamassa   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Baglama,Slide Guitar
John Hiatt   Vocals
Blondie Chaplin   Rhythm Guitar
Glenn Hughes   Vocals
Tal Bergman   Percussion,Drums
Tony Cedras   Trumpet
Chad Cromwell   Drums,Tambourine
Anton Fig   Percussion,Drums,Shaker
Vince Gill   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Steve Nathan   Piano,Hammond B3
Michael Rhodes   Bass Guitar
Carmine Rojas   Bass,Bass Guitar
Reese Wynans   Piano,Hammond B3
Beth Hart   Vocals
Arlan Schierbaum   Hammond B3
Rick Melick   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion,Keyboards,Tambourine
Peter Van Weelden   Spoken Word

Technical Credits

Tim Curry   Composer
John Hiatt   Composer
Paul Rodgers   Composer
Michael Kamen   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Joe Bonamassa   Composer,Liner Notes
John Desautels   Composer
Vince Gill   Composer
Karen Lawrence   Composer
George Marino   Mastering
Kevin Shirley   Composer,Producer
Pete Wasner   Composer
Peter Noble   Public Relations
Walter Jacobs   Composer
Leah Worth   Composer
Aaron Lakner   Drum Technician,Merchandising
Dennis Friel   Illustrations
Leslie Richter   Engineer
Ghian Wright   Engineer
Gavin Menzies   Guitar Techician
Jared Kvitka   Engineer
John Porter   Composer
Andrew Lanoie   Booking
Kostas Kalimeris   Engineer
Erin Podbereski   Public Relations
Michael Jensen   Public Relations
Colin Moody   Bass Technician
Warren Cracknell   Tour Manager
Dennis Weiss   Transportation
Clancy Fraser   Transportation
Xenophwn Sbounias   Engineer
Will Taylor   Public Relations
Nick Riris   Engineer
Neil O'Brien   Booking

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