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Joe Bonamassa Announces Summer Tour with Michael Rhodes on Bass
Concerts & Tours

Joe Bonamassa Announces Summer Tour with Michael Rhodes on Bass

Joe Bonamassa has announced a new set of tour dates for this summer in support of his latest album, “Redemption.” Session legend Michael Rhodes, who played on the album, will once again be joining him to lay down the low end.

Joe Bonamassa Releases “Redemption”
New Albums

Joe Bonamassa Releases “Redemption”

Joe Bonamassa has once again tapped bass groove monster Michael Rhodes to anchor his new album, Redemption. The blues-rock guitarist’s 13th studio release compiles 12 original songs that span a variety of styles while revolving around the themes of redemption and salvation. “We all need to be redeemed at some point in our lives. It’s this yearning to redeem yourself...

Joe Bonamassa Releases “British Blues Explosion Live”
New Albums

Joe Bonamassa Releases “British Blues Explosion Live”

Joe Bonamassa pays tribute to his British guitar heroes in a new DVD and album called British Blues Explosion Live. The guitarist taps into the work of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page with a five-piece band filled out by keyboardist Reese Wynans, rhythm guitarist Russ Irwin, drummer Anton Fig, and bassist Michael Rhodes. Bonamassa cherry-picked some of his...

Joe Bonamassa: Spanish Boots
Bass Videos

Joe Bonamassa: Spanish Boots

Blues master Joe Bonamassa is releasing a new live album and DVD called British Blues Explosion Live this month, which pays tribute to the likes of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. In preparation, he released this killer take of “Spanish Boots” with Michael Rhodes absolutely tearing up the low end. From his attack to his use of double...

Bonamassa Returns to Nashville for Latest Album
New Albums

Bonamassa Returns to Nashville for Latest Album

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,...

Bass Players To Know: Michael Rhodes
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: Michael Rhodes

There’s nothing like setting foot in a new city. You open the door to an unchartered group of restaurants, find yourself meeting tons of new people, and most importantly, get the opportunity to discover a new music scene. Once you check off the touristy spots, it’s time to talk to some locals… it’s the fastest way to find the best...

Don Was Among Bassists on Latest Brian Wilson Album
New Albums

Don Was Among Bassists on Latest Brian Wilson Album

Brian Wilson’s 11th solo album, No Pier Pressure, features a wealth of guest vocalists and the bass talents of Don Was, who is also well known for his work as a producer, bandleader and record label president. Wilson, the primary songwriter for The Beach Boys during the group’s most prolific and influential years, recorded the album at Ocean Way Studios...