Dion has just released ‘I Got Nothin’ with Van Morrison & Joe Louis Walker – the fourth track from his upcoming album ‘Blues With Friends’ released by KTBA Records on Friday June 5th.

10% of all profits from Joe Bonamassa’s new label KTBA Records (aka “Keeping the Blues Alive Records”) will be donated back to the Non-Profit for promoting music education to students and schools in need.

Says Dion about the song: “You know when you sit down and you want to write a song, but nothing comes to mind? I was having one of those days. So, I went with the feeling and this is what I got. I got nothin’, and nothing is enough! It’s more than enough, actually, when you’re singing it with Van Morrison and Joe Louis Walker complemented us perfectly.

Blues With Friends‘ features 13 tracks with special guests including Billy Gibbons, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, Paul Simon, Joe Bonamassa, Van Morrison, Brian Setzer, Sonny Landreth, Joe Louis Walker, Samantha Fish, Stevie Van Zandt and many more.

For this outing, Dion worked with producer Wayne Hood in whose Florida studio the basic tracks were recorded. “From the first day, I was at home. We hit it off like brothers on a mission. We caught the same vision and sound and off we went.

Over the course of the last part of 2019 and the first part of 2020, the album began to take shape. Dion had the songs and the collaborators began to reveal themselves. As Dion tells it, he ran the album’s first track, ‘Blues Comin’ On,’ past Joe Bonamassa. He noted, “It’s funny how a song evolves. For me it usually starts with a few words. In this case it was “If I didn’t know better” I wanted to sing those words, so I wrote a song around them. Joe Bonamassa is a monster and took the song to a whole new level.” Joe would be the first of many of Dion’s Blues With Friends co-conspirators.

Rock & Roll legend DION has releases his new album ‘Blues With Friends‘ on Joe Bonamassa’s new label “KTBA Records” (Keeping the Blues Alive Records) on June 5th.

The rock legend has just premiered a brand new track and a music video for the song ‘Bam Bang Boom‘ featuring lead guitar from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.

Blues With Friends‘ features 13 tracks with special guests including Billy Gibbons, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, Paul Simon, Joe Bonamassa, Van Morrison, Brian Setzer, Sonny Landreth, Joe Louis Walker, Samantha Fish, Stevie Van Zandt and many more.

Stream and download ‘Bam Bang Boom‘ from http://diondimucci.com/streaming/bambangboom.html

Blues And Friends‘ is released on Joe Bonamassa’s new label KTBA Records on June 5th and can be pre-ordered from www.ktbarecords.com

 

One of the most iconic names in modern blues music, Joe Bonamassa, is back with highly anticipated new music from his studio recordings at the legendary Abbey Road Studio in London. The surprise single ‘A Conversation With Alice‘ arrives today via J&R Adventures, along with a special music video showing him in the studio recording the track. “Alice,” as it turns out, is the alias of a therapist that Bonamassa spoke with about some reoccurring problems he’d been facing in life but found that these ‘problems’ ultimately lead to his success.

Chat with Joe LIVE as he PREMIERES his NEW SINGLE & Official Music video ‘A Conversation With Alice‘ – 8 pm UK / 9 pm CET Friday on FACEBOOK LIVE

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Joe Bonamassa’s new single ‘A Conversation With Alice‘ is available to stream from all platforms via https://joeb.me/StreamAlice

In an intimate video from self-quarantine, Bonamassa shares, “the song is derived by an experience I had a couple years ago when some friends of mine intervened and said ‘You know what Joe? You should go ahead and talk to someone about these problems you have that come up time and time again.’ So, I agreed. I went to see this lovely woman in Los Angeles, CA and began talking about my problems. After the second session I came to the conclusion that I was unrepairable and that the crazy in me makes me good at my job. I like being good at my job.

He quips, “I think I’m good at my job, unless you ask the internet. Which then there’s some debate, which bolsters the crazy. See how it’s all interrelated? So, I wrote a song about it.” Bonamassa ends the video with a comforting smile and a sincere wish to fans, “I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening, be safe and be happy.

Bonamassa also divulges that the song is part of a brand-new album coming sometime later this year, though details of the title and release date are still under wraps. Fans and critics alike will be on the lookout for what’s next from America’s favorite blues-rock artist. In the meantime, while in quarantine Bonamassa has taken to social media to give a special behind-the-scenes look at his “Nerdville” home in California. In prior months, Bonamassa was touring relentlessly, up until coronavirus took its hold on the music industry, stopping him just short of a few final dates on his spring tour in the U.S.

A Conversation With Alice‘ also follows Bonamassa’s recent instrumental side project called The Sleep Eazys, who released their critically-acclaimed debut album, ‘Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell‘, just last week. The album, which the Associated Press touted as making “instrumental dreams,” was produced by Bonamassa and features some of his frequent collaborators, along with his all-star touring band. The Sleep Eazys project is Joe’s second time in the studio as a producer, after Reese Wynans’ long-awaited debut solo album Sweet Release. The producer role is one that Joe takes very seriously and thoroughly enjoys. More projects are currently in the works!

“Alice” and The Sleep Eazys follow a string of other successful collaborative ventures, including the adventurous side projects Black Country Communion, Rock Candy Funk Party and Beth Hart. Collectively, Bonamassa has over 40 albums to date and the announcement of “A Conversation With Alice” marks the first of new music from his solo studio record at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. His latest solo album, LIVE AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE marked his 22nd #1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart, an incredible feat unparalleled within the music industry.

For more information on “A Conversation With Alice” and other Bonamassa news, visit jbonamassa.com, and be sure to stay connected on social media.

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Today, Joe Bonamassa announces full-length instrumental album ‘Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell‘ as he debuts his brand new project, The Sleep Eazys. The first single, ‘Bond (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service),‘ a nod to the 1969 classic action film, is now available on all streaming services. As producer, the blues-rock titan enlisted some of his frequent collaborators, along with his all-star touring band, to play on the album, which is set for release on April 10 via Provogue/J&R Adventures.

The album takes a slight departure from Bonamassa’s revered repertoire, with the intent of honoring Danny Gatton, one of his most influential mentors, as well as covering instrumental versions of some of his favorites from Frank Sinatra, Danny Gatton, Tony Joe White, King Curtis and more. Bonamassa shares his excitement on the project, “To be honest I have always wanted to do a record like this. But, to be even more honest I’m not sure I was ready both professionally and musically, until now. The time finally felt right to finally pay tribute to a mentor, a friend and one of the greatest guitarists of all time: the late great Danny Gatton. My time hanging out and jamming with Danny as a child shaped my playing and musical pathway more than just about anyone.

Largely comprised of Joe’s touring band, The Sleep Eazys includes Late Night with David Letterman’s Anton Fig (percussion), Musician’s Hall of Famer Michael Rhodes (bass), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Reese Wynans (keyboards), Lee Thornburg (trumpet), Paulie Cerra (saxophone), along with Jade MacRae and Juanita Tippins on background vocals, and of course, Bonamassa on guitar. Accompanying the stellar and tight-knit cast are Jimmy Hall on harmonica and esteemed multi-instrumentalist John Jorgenson. Fans of Bonamassa will enjoy the larger-than-life sound of the star-studded collective that is The Sleep Eazys, providing an array of sounds in everything from jazz to bluegrass, funk, rockabilly and more! With the caliber and expertise of musicians on this album, it is sure to catch fire and grab the attention of music lovers and critics worldwide.

This album follows Bonamassa’s other successful collaborative albums, including the adventurous side projects Black Country Communion, Rock Candy Funk Party and Beth Hart. Collectively, Bonamassa has over 40 albums to date and recently finished recording his next solo studio album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. His latest album, ‘Live At Sydney Opera House‘ marked his 22nd #1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart. Sweet Release, Reese Wynans’ debut solo album was also Bonamassa’s first venture as a record producer, a role he thoroughly enjoys and plans to revisit in several upcoming albums.

Track listing:

  1. Fun House
  2. Move
  3. Ace Of Spades
  4. Ha So
  5. Hawaiian Eye
  6. Bond (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)
  7. Polk Salad Annie
  8. Blue Nocturne
  9. It Was A Very Good Year

For more information, visit www.jbonamassa.com. Catch Bonamassa, Fig, Rhodes, and Wynans on tour now! Tickets available at jbonamassa.com/tour-dates.
UK Tour Dates:

Sat 25 Apr – Brighton Centre, Brighton
Mon 27 Apr – Playhouse, Edinburgh
Tues 28 Apr – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Thurs 30 Apr – Sage, Gateshead
Fri 1 Apr – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Sat 2 May – Motor Point Arena, Cardiff

 

Following six sold-out Caribbean cruises and a sold-out inaugural Mediterranean sailing – Joe Bonamassa, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, and Sixthman announce the second annual Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II, sailing August 14-19, 2020 on the beautiful Norwegian Jade from Barcelona, Spain to Genoa, Italy and Cannes, France.

Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II is making waves with a new lineup addition. We are so excited to announce that Ian Anderson presents Jethro Tull will join us in the Mediterranean! Don’t miss your chance to catch them as well as an incredible lineup as we sail through Europe!

As with the previous United States-based sailings and the inaugural Mediterranean voyage, the second European cruise will feature music across multiple stages, Meet and Greets with artists from the lineup, numerous artist collaborations and an exclusive Artist Super Session set led by Jimmy Vivino. In addition to non-stop music, the specially curated schedule of events offers a variety of music-centric activities including an activity with Joe Bonamassa. Beyond the onboard experience, guests will have the chance to explore two of the world’s most beautifully renowned cities. Attendees can spend the day at the waterfront town of Cannes famous for sparkling, sandy beaches and lush attractions, and explore the historic streets of Genoa, a remarkable gem of the Italian Riviera. In 2020, Ian Anderson presents Jethro Tull, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout, Marc Broussard, Samantha Fish, Ana Popovic, King King, Jimmy Vivino, The James Hunter Six, The Suffers, Selwyn Birchwood, The Cold Stares, Daddy Long Legs, Elles Bailey, Ben Levin, and Lakota John  have already been confirmed and more will be announced to join Joe Bonamassa for the second voyage.

Less than 10% of staterooms are remaining and fans are encouraged to reserve now at bluesaliveatseaeurope.com. Double occupancy staterooms on Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II begin at $1,650 per person, plus taxes and fees, with low deposit amounts and flexible payment plans available. For more information about booking your vacation, visit bluesaliveatseaeurope.com or call Sixthman directly at +44 808 164 1488 between the hours of 10AM EST and 6PM EST.

A destination of her own, Norwegian Jade offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility during their vacation. Norwegian Jade features 11 delicious and visually stunning dining options, 15 bars and relaxing lounges, a dazzling casino, tranquil spa and gym, updated design and décor in public spaces and brand-new state of the art features on board cabins.

ABOUT JOE BONAMASSA:

As Joe Bonamassa enters his 30th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Thirty Year later, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released over 30 albums, all on his own label, J&R Adventures. He founded and oversees the non-profit Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation to promote the heritage of the blues music to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education in schools. Most recently, Bonamassa received his 2nd GRAMMY® nomination, Guitar World Magazine Best Blues Guitar Player Award in 2019 and his 22nd #1 Billboard Blues Album (more than any other artist) with his latest live album Live At The Sydney Opera House. There are no signs of Joe slowing down, with tours already booked through 2020 and plans to record in the studio next year. jbonamassa.com

ABOUT KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE FOUNDATION:

Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation fuels the passion for music by funding programs and scholarships for students and teachers who possess the desire but lack the resources or access to achieve their potential within music education. Through generous donations from Joe Bonamassa, J&R Adventures, individual donors, and KTBA cruises, the foundation has been able to fund music projects reaching over 64,500 students with over $600,000 donated so far. We accomplish this by making weekly donations to music projects in education and scholarships all over the country. keepingthebluesalive.org

 ABOUT SIXTHMAN:

Since 2001, Sixthman has set the stage for moments that make life rock, serving more than 250,000 guests’ unforgettable vacations at sea with their favorite bands and brands. These curated and intimate events bring non-stop performances, artist collaborations and a truly immersive experience that celebrate community and aim to change expectations of what a vacation could be. Sixthman’s domestic home ports include New Orleans, Miami, and Tampa, travelling to dream destinations in the Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, and The Bahamas. Beginning in 2019, Sixthman expanded their festivals at sea to Europe, sailing from Barcelona, Spain to exotic Mediterranean ports, and bring their innovative festivals to breathtaking all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic. For more information, visit sixthman.net and connect with us @SXMLiveLoud.  LIVE LOUD.

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Live At The Sydney Opera House‘ is the brand new live album from “arguably the world’s biggest blues guitarist” (Guitar World) Joe Bonamassa. The album features recordings from his 2016 performance at one of the world’s most legendary venues. This includes previously unreleased versions of tracks from his coveted No. 1 album ‘Blues Of Desperation‘. Ahead of its release this Friday, 25th October, he has revealed ‘The River Runs Low‘, from the performance.

As a UNESCO Heritage Monument The Sydney Opera House sits alongside the Great Pyramids Of Egypt, the Great Wall Of China and the Taj Mahal. For those that have the honour to play a venue as sacred as the Opera House, they bring their absolute best to the stage. Bonamassa is no exception to the rule, always rising to the challenge and bringing his A-game, so the praised musician brought with him a band composed of some of today’s best musicians and singers to support him in delivering a masterful concert to be cherished for years to come. This stellar band includes Late Night with David Letterman’s Anton Fig (percussion), Nashville recording legend Michael Rhodes (bass guitar), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Reese Wynans (keyboards), Paulie Cerra (sax), and Lee Thornburg (trumpet), with Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Gary Pinto on backing vocals.

Now everyone can relive that evening’s celebration with this special release of ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House‘, compiled for a premium listening experience available digitally, CD with beautiful packaging that includes a collector’s booklet, and vinyl 180 Gram Double LP which features the exclusive bonus track ‘Livin’ Easy,’ via Provogue on October 25th.

Bonamassa is one of today’s top live performers and his enthusiastic live shows are one of the biggest parts of his career, and a favorite for music lovers everywhere. ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House‘ perfectly captures the incredible talents a man who’s toured nearly every city, country, and major venue over the world, perhaps even twice over. Currently, he has just completed his second sold out ‘Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea’ cruise this year,  and is now in preparation to hit stages in Australia and New Zealand in September, with an upcoming third installment of US dates for 2019 this fall. With ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House‘, fans can enjoy Bonamassa’s live talents any time they want, at home or on the way to an upcoming show.

Live At The Sydney Opera House is also Bonamassa’s newest live album, following the 2018 release of ‘British Blues Explosion Live‘, which marked his milestone 20th #1 album, and preceded his latest studio album ‘Redemption‘ that took the blues world by storm later that year, bringing him his 21st #1 album on the blues charts.

In addition to ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House‘, Bonamassa has mentioned a studio album on the horizon. He’s currently in the process of writing new songs, with plans to hit the studio this winter, and as fans can see from his Instagram and extensive ever-growing list of international tour dates, the diehard musician is rarely without a guitar in hand, curating new melodies, solos, and endlessly developing his craft, never ceasing to amaze his listeners.

Tracklisting:

1. This Train (Live)
2. Mountain Climbing (Live)
3. Drive (Live)
4. Love Ain’t A Love Song (Live)
5. How Deep This River Runs (Live)
6. Mainline Florida (Live)
7. The Valley Runs Low (Live)
8. Blues Of Desperation (Live)
9. No Place For The Lonely (Live)
10. Livin’ Easy (Live) [Bonus Track]

Line up:

Joe Bonamassa – Guitar and Vocals
Reese Wynans – Keyboards
Anton Fig – Percussion
Michael Rhodes – Bass Guitar
Lee Thornburg – Trumpet
Paulie Cerra – Saxophone
Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, Gary Pinto – Vocals

Following six sold-out Caribbean cruises and a sold-out inaugural Mediterranean sailing – Joe Bonamassa, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, and Sixthman announce the second annual Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II, sailing August 14-19, 2020 on the beautiful Norwegian Jade from Barcelona, Spain to Genoa, Italy and Cannes, France.

As with the previous United States-based sailings and the inaugural Mediterranean voyage, the second European cruise will feature music across multiple stages, Meet and Greets with artists from the lineup, numerous artist collaborations and an exclusive Artist Super Session set led by Jimmy Vivino. In addition to non-stop music, the specially curated schedule of events offers a variety of music-centric activities including an activity with Joe Bonamassa. Beyond the onboard experience, guests will have the chance to explore two of the world’s most beautifully renowned cities. Attendees can spend the day at the waterfront town of Cannes famous for sparkling, sandy beaches and lush attractions, and explore the historic streets of Genoa, a remarkable gem of the Italian Riviera. In 2020, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout, Marc Broussard, Samantha Fish, Ana Popovic, King King, Jimmy Vivino, The James Hunter Six, The Suffers, Selwyn Birchwood, The Cold Stares, Daddy Long Legs, Elles Bailey, Ben Levin, and Lakota John  have already been confirmed and more will be announced to join Joe Bonamassa for the second voyage.

Only 15% of staterooms are remaining and fans are encouraged to reserve now at bluesaliveatseaeurope.com. Double occupancy staterooms on Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II begin at $1,650 per person, plus taxes and fees, with low deposit amounts and flexible payment plans available. For more information about booking your vacation, visit bluesaliveatseaeurope.com or call Sixthman directly at +44 808 164 1488 between the hours of 10AM EST and 6PM EST.

A destination of her own, Norwegian Jade offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility during their vacation. Norwegian Jade features 11 delicious and visually stunning dining options, 15 bars and relaxing lounges, a dazzling casino, tranquil spa and gym, updated design and décor in public spaces and brand-new state of the art features on board cabins.

ABOUT JOE BONAMASSA:

As Joe Bonamassa enters his 30th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 28 solo albums in the last 19 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures. He founded and oversees the non-profit Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation to promote the heritage of the blues music to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education in schools. Most recently, Bonamassa received his 2nd GRAMMY® nomination, 21 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist) and is set to release his new live album Live At The Sydney Opera House in October. There are no signs of Joe slowing down, with tours already booked through 2020 and plans already set to hit the studio next year. jbonamassa.com

ABOUT KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE FOUNDATION:

Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation fuels the passion for music by funding programs and scholarships for students and teachers who possess the desire but lack the resources or access to achieve their potential within music education. Through generous donations from Joe Bonamassa, J&R Adventures, individual donors, and KTBA cruises, the foundation has been able to fund music projects reaching over 64,500 students with over $600,000 donated so far. We accomplish this by making weekly donations to music projects in education and scholarships all over the country. keepingthebluesalive.org

ABOUT SIXTHMAN:

Since 2001, Sixthman has set the stage for moments that make life rock, serving more than 250,000 guests’ unforgettable vacations at sea with their favorite bands and brands. These curated and intimate events bring non-stop performances, artist collaborations and a truly immersive experience that celebrate community and aim to change expectations of what a vacation could be. Sixthman’s domestic home ports include New Orleans, Miami, and Tampa, travelling to dream destinations in the Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, and The Bahamas. Beginning in 2019, Sixthman expanded their festivals at sea to Europe, sailing from Barcelona, Spain to exotic Mediterranean ports, and bring their innovative festivals to breathtaking all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic. For more information, visit sixthman.net and connect with us @SXMLiveLoud.  LIVE LOUD.

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Samantha Fish has been added to Joe Bonamassa’s 2nd annual Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean II Cruise from August 14-19, 2020.

Samantha joins Joe Bonamassa, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout, Ana Popovic and The James Hunter Six. Many more artists will be announced to join Joe Bonamassa for the second voyage.

The cruise will set off on the beautiful Norwegian Jade from Barcelona, Spain to Genoa, Italy and Cannes France. Sign up for the pre-sale at https://www.sixthman.net/account/presale/bluesaliveatseaeurope

As with the previous United States-based sailings and the inaugural Mediterranean voyage, the second European cruise will feature music across multiple stages, meet and Greets with artists from the lineup, and one-of-a-kind collaborative sets from blues legends. In addition to non-stop music, the specially curated schedule of events offers a variety of music-centric activities including an activity with Joe Bonamassa. Beyond the onboard experience, gusts will have the chance to explore two of the world’s most beautifully renowned cities.

Attendees can spend day walking the historic streets of Genoa, a remarkable gem of the Italian Riviera, and explore the waterfront town of Cannes famous for sparkling, sandy beaches and lush attractions.

For the best selection of staterooms, fans are encouraged to pre-register for the sailing now at bluesaliveatseaeurope.com as this sailing is expected to sell out. Double occupancy staterooms on Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II begin at $1,650 per person, plus taxes and fees, with low deposit amounts and flexible payment plans available. For more information about booking your vacation, visit bluesaliveatseaeurope.com or call Sixthman directly at +44 808 164 1488 between the hours of 10AM EST and 6PM EST.

A destination of her own, Norwegian Jade offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility during their vacation. Norwegian Jade features 11 delicious and visually stunning dining options, 15 bars and relaxing lounges, a dazzling casino, tranquil spa and gym, updated design and décor in public spaces and brand-new state of the art features on board cabins.

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Fans and critics alike have been asking the big question of two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues king Joe Bonamassa – “Will there be a new album in 2019?”

Today, that question is answered with the announcement of ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House‘ , a brand new live album from “arguably the world’s biggest blues guitarist” (Guitar World) featuring recordings from his 2016 performance at one of the world’s most legendary venues. This includes previously unreleased versions of tracks from his coveted No. 1 album ‘Blues Of Desperation‘.

As a UNESCO Heritage Monument The Sydney Opera House sits alongside the Great Pyramids Of Egypt, the Great Wall Of China and the Taj Mahal. For those that have the honor to play a venue as sacred as the Opera House, they bring their absolute best to the stage. Bonamassa is no exception to the rule, always rising to the challenge and bringing his A-game, so the praised musician brought with him a band composed of some of today’s best musicians and singers to support him in delivering a masterful concert to be cherished for years to come. This stellar band includes Late Night with David Letterman’s Anton Fig (percussion), Nashville recording legend Michael Rhodes (bass guitar), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Reese Wynans (keyboards), Paulie Cerra (sax), and Lee Thornburg (trumpet), with Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Gary Pinto on backing vocals.

Now everyone can relive that evening’s celebration with this special release of ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House‘, compiled for a premium listening experience available digitally, CD with beautiful packaging that includes a collector’s booklet, and vinyl 180 Gram Double LP which features the exclusive bonus track ‘Livin’ Easy,’ via Provogue on October 25th.

Bonamassa is one of today’s top live performers and his enthusiastic live shows are one of the biggest parts of his career, and a favorite for music lovers everywhere. ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House‘ perfectly captures the incredible talents a man who’s toured nearly every city, country, and major venue over the world, perhaps even twice over. Currently, he has just completed his second sold out ‘Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea’ cruise this year,  and is now in preparation to hit stages in Australia and New Zealand in September, with an upcoming third installment of US dates for 2019 this fall. With ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House‘, fans can enjoy Bonamassa’s live talents any time they want, at home or on the way to an upcoming show.

Live At The Sydney Opera House‘ is also Bonamassa’s newest live album, following the 2018 release of ‘British Blues Explosion Live‘, which marked his milestone 20th #1 album, and preceded his latest studio album ‘Redemption‘ that took the blues world by storm later that year, bringing him his 21st #1 album on the blues charts.

In addition to ‘Live At The Sydney Opera House‘, Bonamassa has mentioned a studio album on the horizon. He’s currently in the process of writing new songs, with plans to hit the studio this winter, and as fans can see from his Instagram and extensive ever-growing list of international tour dates, the diehard musician is rarely without a guitar in hand, curating new melodies, solos, and endlessly developing his craft, never ceasing to amaze his listeners.

Line up:
Joe Bonamassa – Guitar and Vocals
Reese Wynans – Keyboards
Anton Fig – Percussion
Michael Rhodes – Bass Guitar
Lee Thornburg – Trumpet
Paulie Cerra – Saxophone
Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, Gary Pinto – Vocals

Track listing:

  1. This Train (Live)
  2. Mountain Climbing (Live)
  3. Drive (Live)
  4. Love Ain’t A Love Song (Live)
  5. How Deep This River Runs (Live)
  6. Mainline Florida (Live)
  7. The Valley Runs Low (Live)
  8. Blues Of Desperation (Live)
  9. No Place For The Lonely (Live)
  10. Livin’ Easy (Live) [Bonus Track]

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Following six sold-out Caribbean cruises and a sold-out inaugural Mediterranean sailing – Joe BonamassaKeeping the Blues Alive Foundation, and Sixthman announce the second annual Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II, sailing August 14-19, 2020 on the beautiful Norwegian Jade from Barcelona, Spain to Genoa, Italy and Cannes, France. Sign up for the pre-sale at https://www.sixthman.net/account/presale/bluesaliveatseaeurope

As with the previous United States-based sailings and the inaugural Mediterranean voyage, the second European cruise will feature music across multiple stages, meet and Greets with artists from the lineup, and one-of-a-kind collaborative sets from blues legends. In addition to non-stop music, the specially curated schedule of events offers a variety of music-centric activities including an activity with Joe Bonamassa. Beyond the onboard experience, guests will have the chance to explore two of the world’s most beautifully renowned cities. Attendees can spend the day at the waterfront town of Cannes famous for sparkling, sandy beaches and lush attractions, and explore the historic streets of Genoa, a remarkable gem of the Italian Riviera. In 2020, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout, Ana Popovic, The James Hunter Six have already been confirmed and many more will be announced to join Joe Bonamassa for the second voyage.

For the best selection of staterooms, fans are encouraged to pre-register for the sailing now at bluesaliveatseaeurope.com as this sailing is expected to sell out. Double occupancy staterooms on Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II begin at $1,650 per person, plus taxes and fees, with low deposit amounts and flexible payment plans available. For more information about booking your vacation, visit bluesaliveatseaeurope.com or call Sixthman directly at +44 808 164 1488 between the hours of 10AM EST and 6PM EST.

A destination of her own, Norwegian Jade offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility during their vacation. Norwegian Jade features 11 delicious and visually stunning dining options, 15 bars and relaxing lounges, a dazzling casino, tranquil spa and gym, updated design and décor in public spaces and brand-new state of the art features on board cabins.

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