The three-time GRAMMY-nominated guitarist and 25x Billboard chart-topper Joe Bonamassa has released a mind-blowing live rendition of ‘Mind’s Eye‘, a standout track from his most recent studio album ‘Time Clocks’. Featured on ‘Tales Of Time,’ his sprawling and expansive live concert film and album shot at the breathtaking Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, the psychedelic influences of the song were augmented by the stunning visual backdrop produced by the iconic Kevin Shirley, serving to highlight the beauty of the music.
The live video captures a stratospheric performance by the blues-rock titan, as his virtuoso guitar style and unique technique and flair elevate the evening to an almost heavenly high.
‘Tales Of Time’ will be released on 4/14 via Bonamassa’s J&R Adventures in CD/DVD, CD/BR, vinyl, and digital formats. For more information and to pre-order, please visit – https://lnk.to/joebonamassa (UK and Europe) and https://jbonamassa.com (North America)
The live album will be distributed in the UK and Europe by Provogue/ Mascot Label Group.
“The song has a very Pink Floyd feel,” commented Roy Weisman, CEO of Bonamassa’s J&R Adventures label, upon the song’s original release. “The whole ‘Time Clocks’ record is about a journey, and ‘Mind’s Eye’ gives you a fun glimpse of what could be swimming around inside someone’s mind.”
“This live show represents our most progressive and largest production to date, focusing on my most ambitious studio album to date,” adds Bonamassa. “My band was a force of nature on this show, and it truly was a special night.”
Cited by Guitar World as “arguably the world’s biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa is known for taking risks and venturing into uncharted territory throughout his wide-ranging career. ‘Time Clocks’ marked his most raw, rocking studio album yet, with American Songwriter sharing, “Bonamassa pushes into fresh territory while staying within a blues-based framework,” and “there is more than enough proof in this sprawling set that Bonamassa doesn’t intend to rest on his laurels or take his star status in the blues-rock genre for granted.”
The release of ‘Mind’s Eye‘ coincides with the launch of Bonamassa’s U.S. Spring Tour 2023, which kicked off in Charleston, West Virginia this week. The Spring tour will conclude with Bonamassa’s Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea VIII, set for March 13-17, departing from Miami, Florida to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The festival line-up includes legendary artists like Little Feat, Dion, Bobby Rush, Robert Randolph Band, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jimmy Vivino, and more.
KTBA at Sea is one of the largest fundraisers for Bonamassa’s Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, aiding in its mission to promote music education by providing grants and resources to schools and musicians in need. Bonamassa also just announced “Keeping the Blues Alive presents: Joe Bonamassa & Friends,” a special two-night performance run with Styx and Don Felder at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Saturday, August 12th and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 13th.
Bonamassa and his long-time manager Roy Weisman recently launched Journeyman LLC, a full-service artist management, record label, concert promotion, and marketing company that builds awareness for independent artists worldwide. Journeyman provides the infrastructure needed to jumpstart the careers of exceptional independent artists, who are too often overlooked by the major labels or concert promoters while circumventing the resistance of typical “gatekeepers” who don’t support indie acts. “I wanted to take what I’ve had to learn the hard way to create a company that could make navigating this process a little easier,” Bonamassa explains.
For more information on ‘Tales Of Time’ and to purchase tickets to Bonamassa’s upcoming tour, please visit https://jbonamassa.com
2. The Heart That Never Waits
3. Curtain Call
4. Mind’s Eye
5. Questions And Answers
6. The Loyal Kind
7. Known Unknowns
8. Time Clocks
9. Just ‘Cos You Can Don’t Mean You Should
10. Evil Mama
Dawn Of Time (Intro)
The Heart That Never Waits
Questions And Answers
The Loyal Kind
I Didn’t Think She Would Do It
Just ‘Cos You Can Don’t Mean You Should
Times Tail (Credits)
The Ballad Of John Henry
3 LP – 180 Gram Vinyl
2. The Heart That Never Waits
1. Curtain Call
2. Mind’s Eye
3. Questions And Answers
1. The Loyal Kind
2. Known Unknowns
3. Time Clocks
1. Dust Bowl
2. Evil Mama
3. Midnight Blues
1. Just ‘Cos You Can Don’t Mean You Should
2. Mountain Time
1. I Didn’t Think She Would Do It
2. The Ballad Of John Henry
Joe Bonamassa U.S. Spring Tour 2023
Tickets available here
Feb. 15 Clay Center Charleston, WV
Feb. 17 Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH
Feb. 18 Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 20 The Orpheum Theater, Madison, WI
Feb. 22 Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria, IL
Feb. 24 DeVos Performance Hall., Grand Rapids, MI
Feb. 25 Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, IN
Feb. 28 Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, NY
March 1 Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA
March 3 Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
March 4 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
March 5 Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN
March 7 Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, Montgomery, AL
March 8 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA
March 10 The King Center, Melbourne, FL
March 11 The St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
March 13 Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea VIII Miami, FL
August 12 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY *
August 13 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY *
* Keeping the Blues Alive presents: Joe Bonamassa & Friends: Styx and Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
Joe Bonamassa – May UK Tour 2023
Tickets available here
May 9 Bournemouth International Centre
May 10 Blackpool Opera House
May 12 Leeds First Direct Arena
May 13 Newcastle, Utilita Arena
May 14 Birmingham, Utilita Arena
About Joe Bonamassa:
One of today’s most celebrated performing musicians, Joe Bonamassa is a certified blues-rock titan, a 3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist whose acclaimed new album, ‘Time Clocks‘ (J&R Adventures), recently made history as his 25th #1 album on Billboard’s Blues Album chart.
Though still only in his early 40s, Bonamassa is already a living legend with an astounding multi-genre catalogue spanning over 40 albums to date, including studio and live recordings, collaborative albums with fellow blues sensation Beth Hart, and the adventurous side projects, Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party.
The New York State native first captured the imagination of blues aficionados everywhere by opening for the great B.B. King at just 12 years old. Since then, Bonamassa has played alongside a who’s-who of blues and rock icons, including Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, John Lee Hooker, Warren Haynes, Steve Winwood, Peter Frampton, to name but a few. The winner of multiple Blues Music Awards – including the prestigious “B.B. King Entertainer of the Year” award – he has starred on the covers of such publications as Guitar World, Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, and Classic Rock, with high profile features in Rolling Stone, Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, Parade, American Songwriter, and many more.
Hailed by Guitar World as “arguably the world’s biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa is known for his limitless work ethic and endless hunt to expand his eclectic musical horizons. Bonamassa and his manager, Roy Weisman, furthered their 30-year partnership in 2000 by founding J&R Adventures, a 360-degree independent record label, management, marketing, and concert promotion company that has survived and thrived during one of the music industry’s most uncertain eras. In 2020, Bonamassa and Weisman created Keeping the Blues Alive Records (KTBA), releasing acclaimed new albums by such artists as Dion, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Larry McCray, and others.
As noted, Bonamassa founded the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation in 2011 with a mission to promote and sustain music education and blues music by funding scholarships and providing music education resources to schools in need. KTBA awarded over $1M since its foundation, positively impacting more than 70,000 students across America.
For more information, please see jbonamassa.com.
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