Courtesy of Rev. Keith A. Gordon, About.com Blues Guide
Blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa drops his latest album, The Ballad of John Henry, on February 24th, 2009 and promptly hits the road for several months to sell it to the blues-loving masses. The first leg of Bonamassa's tour begins on Thursday, February 26th, 8PM at The Calvin Theatre and then heads overseas with several shows scheduled for the United Kingdom and Germany. The crown jewel of this 2009 tour is a coveted show to be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, an honor reserved for precious few artists. Bonamassa and crew put on a hell of a show.
Bonamassa's new album is The Ballad of John Henry. Working once again with noted producer Kevin Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith), Bonamassa is celebrating his 20th year as a professional musician with a set that the guitarist believes is his strongest effort to date.
Bonamassa is backed on The Ballad of John Henry by long time band members Blondie Chaplin on guitar, bassist Carmine Rojas, and keyboardist Rick Melick, as well as dual drummers in Anton Fig and Bogie Bowles. The follow-up to Bonamassa's acclaimed 2007 album Sloe Gin, and last year's scorching two-CD live set From Nowhere In Particular.
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