Joe Bonamassa ‘Live At Carnegie Hall -An Acoustic Evening’
Last year, January 21st and 22nd, world-renowned platinum-selling and Grammy nominated Blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Bonamassa performed 2 unique all-acoustic shows at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both performances were filmed and made into ‘Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall –An Acoustic Evening’. An evening of extraordinary music with new arrangements of fan favorite songs as well as brand new, never-before-heard songs. It will be released on Double CD, Double DVD, Blu-ray and 3 LP Vinyl on June 23rd and available for pre-order starting April 18th. The video pieces include 104 minutes of Feature film, over 45 minutes of bonus features and sold in beautifully designed packages that are the perfect addition to a music lover’s collection.
The concert was part of a special all-acoustic tour and featured an all-star ensemble of world-class musicians. Acclaimed Chinese cellist and erhuist Tina Guo, whose repertoire stretches from classical to heavy metal. Hossam Ramzy, the Egyptian percussionist and composer, who has performed on dozens of film soundtracks and records, including on Jimmy Page and Robert Plant’s No Quarter: Unledded Tour. Reese Wynans (piano), Anton Fig (Drums) Eric Bazilian (mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, saxophone, acoustic guitar, vocals), and three Australian backing vocalists, Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Gary Pinto round out the band.
‘Despite being among the most ambitious things I’ve done – I played with a 9 piece acoustic band – It came out great. It was a typical Joe freak show.’ –Joe Bonamassa
Everyone knows the old saying about how to get to Carnegie Hall, but Bonamassa has truly lived that advice. His entire life and musical career had been practice for this moment, and a young blues-boy finally made good on a childhood dream of playing one of the most hallowed stages in the world.
This stripped down, all-acoustic show allowed his fans a glimpse into his soul and presented a thrilling musical spectacle. Experience Joe join the pantheon of musical legends like Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones who have all played this one of a kind American iconic venue.
Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening will be available in stores on June 23rd as well as being featured on TV by Public Television and MTV Live (formerly Palladia) during the month of June.
“Reminiscent of Ry Cooder’s ’70s experiments in blues, country and soul.” (Mojo)
THE VALLEY RUNS LOW
DRIVING TOWARDS THE DAYLIGHT
BLACK LUNG HEARTACHE
BLUE AND EVIL
GET BACK MY TOMORROW
HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE?
SONG OF YESTERDAY
WOKE UP DREAMING
About Joe Bonamassa: As Joe Bonamassa powers through his 28th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 25 solo albums in the last 17 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures. He founded and oversees the non-profit Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation to promote the heritage of the blues to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education in public schools. His 2016 album ‘Live At The Greek Theatre’ was nominated for a Blues Album GRAMMY®. The album was also the 17th #1 Billboard Blues Album on the Billboard Charts (Joe currently holds the record for more than any other artist).