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Blues - Released October 23, 2020 | J&R Adventures

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Recorded in the legendary Abbey Road studios, Royal Tea introduces the American guitarist the legendary London venue which gave birth to While My Guitar Gently Weeps, the prolific collaboration between the Beatles and Eric Clapton in the summer of 1968. Realising a long-term ambition, Joe Bonamassa finds himself in the perfect environment to pay homage to one of his major influences: the British Blues Boom headed by legends Clapton, John Mayall, Peter Green and Jeff Beck. For the occasion, the bluesman is surrounded by guests and a variety of instruments. In addition to Kevin Shirley as guest producer, we note the presence of Berne Marsden from Whitesnake, Cream singer Pete Brown, Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart and Jools Holland on keys. The modest vintage instruments used on this record were carefully chosen on Denmark Street, famous for its vintage guitars. This languid blues-rock album, composed of ten tracks, reaches its emotional climax with Why Does It Take So Long to Say Goodbye, in which JoBo’s solos are backed by feminine choirs. A work that will fit well among the guitarist’s impressive discography as his virtuosity never ceases to improve and who’s debut album A New Day Now turns twenty years old in 2020! © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz
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Blues - Released October 23, 2020 | J&R Adventures

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Blues - Released October 2, 2020 | J&R Adventures

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Blues - Released August 7, 2020 | J&R Adventures

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With A New Day Now, Joe Bonamassa revisits his debut album A New Day Yesterday. The American bluesman has even rerecorded his vocal parts. According to him, the reason behind this project relates to the lack of experience and rigour that can be heard on the original record. The first release by the young man, then aged 22, came ten years after his noteable performance as the support act for B.B. King and marked the beginning of his artistic blossoming. For Bonamassa, this retrospective album is also an homage to producer Tom Dowd, his former mentor whose demanding approach, both technically and musically, helped him to progress from a child prodigy to the best bluesman of his generation. © IF/Qobuz
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Blues - Released August 7, 2020 | J&R Adventures

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Blues - Released August 1, 2020 | J&R Adventures

Despite its hardscrabble title -- a sentiment mirrored by the deeply etched black & white cover art -- 2016's Blues of Desperation is very much a continuation of the bright, varied blues-rock heard on Different Shades of Blue. On that 2014 album, Joe Bonamassa made a conscious decision to pair with a bunch of Nashville songsmiths to help sharpen his original material, and he brings most of them back for Blues of Desperation, too. The tenor of the tunes is somewhat heavy -- there are lonesome trains, low valleys, no places for the lonely -- and the production also carries a ballast, something that comes into sharp relief on the Zep-flavored title track but can be heard throughout the record. Often, he returns to this revved-up blues -- something that's more appealing when it boogies ("You Left Me Nothin' But the Bill and the Blues") than when it slams ("Distant Lonesome Train") -- and while that anchors the bulk of the record, the moments that linger are the departures. Usually, this arrives in the form of some flirtation with soul -- it's an undercurrent on "No Good Place for the Lonely" but it comes to the surface on the gilded "The Valley Runs Low" -- but the most fun is the vintage New Orleans shuffle of "Livin' Easy," a song that suggests Bonamassa may have surprises in store if he ever decides to shelve his trusty Les Pauls for the course of a full record. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

Blues - Released July 24, 2020 | J&R Adventures

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Blues - Released July 17, 2020 | J&R Adventures

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Blues - Released June 26, 2020 | J&R Adventures

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Blues - Released May 29, 2020 | J&R Adventures

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Blues - Released April 17, 2020 | J&R Adventures

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Rock - Released April 10, 2020 | J&R Adventures

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Rock - Released April 10, 2020 | J&R Adventures

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Rock - Released March 4, 2020 | J&R Adventures

Blues - Released December 20, 2019 | J&R Adventures

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Blues - Released October 25, 2019 | J&R Adventures

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Blues - Released August 28, 2019 | J&R Adventures

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Blues - Released March 1, 2019 | J&R Adventures

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Blues - Released March 1, 2019 | J&R Adventures

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Blues - Released January 16, 2019 | J&R Adventures