Joe Bonamassa “Different Shades of Blue”

Joe Bonamassa has released details about his upcoming album, which is titled Different Shades of Blue, and he has also released the first video for the album: The album will be released on September 23 and will feature all original material: "It's been a while since I've been involved in the writing on an entire album. So I decided I wanted to make a completely original … [Read more...]

Joe Bonamassa Fuzz Face Mini

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Dunlop and Joe Bonamassa have recently teamed up to create a new, smaller version of Bonamassa's signature fuzz face, called appropriately enough the Joe Bonamassa Fuzz Face mini: The FFM4 Joe Bonamassa Fuzz Face Mini Distortion delivers the same thick, creamy fuzz tones as its big brother but in a much smaller housing with several upgrades for modern convenience. Equipped … [Read more...]

Gibson Custom Shop Joe Bonamassa Skinnerburst 1959 Les Paul

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If you've been following Joe Bonamassa's career for the past few years, you probably know that he has amassed a number of original Les Paul bursts in his collection. One of those is a 1959 Les Paul called Skinnerburst (#9-1951). Gibson and Bonamassa have teamed up to create a Custom Shop model based on the Skinnerburst: Of all of today’s Les Paul-wielding artists Joe … [Read more...]

Joe Bonamassa’s Advice

Joe Bonamassa, in a recent interview with Epiphone, gives some advice on what it takes to get to the next level in your playing: Well, you know, I've been playing 33 years of my life and every day I wake up and I'm excited about the guitar. I'm excited about playing; I'm excited about the sound of the case latches opening. I always grab for it. Even when I tour a lot and I'm … [Read more...]

Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea

I'm not really a cruise type of guy, but I know that a lot of people really enjoy them. If I were a cruise guy, I'd take a look at going on the Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea cruise next February 17th-21st. The cruise features Joe Bonamassa, Robben Ford, John Hiatt, Ana Popovic, Robert Randolph, and Joanne Shaw Taylor, with more artists to be announced soon. The cruise departs … [Read more...]