Blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa’s 12th album, Blues of Desperation, sees him returning to Nashville, where he composed his previous record, 2014’s Different Shades of Blue.
His bassist on the new record is Michael Rhodes, who also handled some of the bass work on Different Shades of Blue. Rhodes is a Nashville stalwart who has played with everyone from Reba McEntire, Rosanne Cash and Vince Gill to Aaron Neville, Joan Osbourne and Brian Wilson.
“I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician,” says Bonamassa, “somebody who isn’t resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant.” Blues of Desperation’s 11 songs were recorded in an intense, five-day period.
Check out this look at the album’s creation:
Blues of Desperation Track List:
- This Train
- Mountain Climbing
- No Good Place for the Lonely
- Blues of Desperation
- The Valley Runs Low
- You Left Me Nothin’ but the Bill and the Blues
- Distant Lonesome Train
- How Deep This River Runs
- Livin’ Easy
- What I’ve Known for a Very Long Time