Hot on the heels of the announcement of the new "Supergroup" Black Country come more details of hard rockin' blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa's upcoming Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, The Black Crowes) produced 'Black Rock' studio album.
Consisting of thirteen tracks, besides the previously announced duet with Blues legend B.B. King "Night Life", the album will reportedly also include covers of The Jeff Beck Group’s “Spanish Boots,” Leonard Cohen’s poetic “Bird On A Wire,” Otis Rush’s “Three Times A Fool,” Bobby Parker’s “Steal Your Heart Away,” Blind Boy Fuller’s “Baby, You Gotta Change Your Mind,” John Hiatt’s “I Know A Place,” and James Clark’s “Look Over Yonders Wall”, as well as the Bonamassa originals “When The Fire Hits The Sea,” “Quarryman's Lament,” “Wandering Earth,” “Athens To Athens,” and “Blue and Evil."
Recorded at, and named for, Black Rock Studios in Santorini, Greece, of the album Bonamassa says, “It was the kind of record Kevin Shirley and I wanted to make. We needed to rock again a bit like on my first album. I wrote the whole thing there.”
According to Mascot Records, Bonamassa's European label the album is set for release March 22, 2010.