Happy to announce that my most favorite blues guitarist, Joe Bonamassa, has been named Best International Artist at the British Blues Music Awards Sept 11, 2010. His latest album is a get-together with Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian. This group, known as Black Country Communion, put down a classical hard rock album, coming out Tuesday Sept. 21. (Do they still call them albums nowadays?)
From Bonamassa’s website . . .
Fresh off a brief break from a grueling world tour and recording his next album in Santorini, Greece, Joe Bonamassa was in New York City last week rehearsing with Black Country Communion. The band (Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian) also found the time to stop by the Sirius-XM studios to share stories and tracks from their upcoming album on Eddie Trunk’s Boneyard show. Getting all four rock superstars in the same room at the same time is no easy feat, particularly with Jason Bonham gearing up for his highly-anticipated Led Zeppelin Experience in October.
Though Black Country Communion’s tour has yet to be announced, Bonham’s 30-date Led Zeppelin Experience kicks off this fall to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his father’s death. Though the full details of the band have not been released, the multi-media experience begins October 8th in British Columbia.
Bonamassa is no stranger to the influence of Led Zeppelin (evidenced by his rendition of Zepp’s “Tea for One” from the album You & Me and the immensely crowd-pleasing interpretation of Jimmy Page’s “Dazed and Confused” solo he effortlessly infuses into his live show’s cover of ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid”), and Black Country Communion’s raw, intricate guitar riffs, hard-driving percussion and high octane vocals bring Zeppelin’s previously-unmatched power and artistry into a new generation.
Black Country Communion’s self-titled debut album is out on Sept 21. Eddie Trunk’s show with Black Country Communions airs September 20th 6-10pm ET on Sirius-XM.