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REDEMPTION SONGs

During the recording sessions for his diverse new studio album, Joe Bonamassa found out that the road to Redemption isn’t always easy, and that sometimes even the curator of one of the world’s foremost guitar collections can’t get the tone he wants…
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Joe Bonamassa’s latest solo studio album, his 13th in 18 years, contains a rich collection of music that ranges from Zeppelin-style pomp to mellow introspection via Chicago Blues, the Tulsa Sound and plenty more besides. We catch up with him on the road in Nebraska and he reveals that, although Redemption was tracked over a year ago, this latest long-player is “really indicative” of what his band – augmented by several backing singers and horn players – is doing live these days.

“It was fun to make a record with our singers and horns as an entity,” Joe remembers. “It was a band record, more so than just ‘cut it as a three-piece and add’. It was nice to have everybody on it.”

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