Thursday, January 20, 2011
"I think Dust Bowl is the best album we've ever done," says 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."
Dust Bowl is Joe Bonamassa's sixth collaboration with producer Kevin "The Caveman" Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Black Country Communion) and features collaborations with Nashville legends Vince Gill and John Hiatt, female vocalist Beth Hart, and Joe's Black Country Communion band-mate, Glenn Hughes.
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 Free classic “Heartbreaker.”
In other Bonamassa related news, guitar legend Leslie West of Mountain in a posting on his Facebook page has revealed that Bonamassa was in the studio to lay down some tracks for the upcoming Mountain album.
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