Our man Joe Bonamassa was back in the studio earlier this week finishing up a new album with ace Nashville bassist and Epi Jack Casady devotee Michael Rhodes and the legendary Anton Fig on drums. Joe, of course, brought along his Les Pauls.

"Just in the front door from Vegas.. Awesome session…The record is done (recording only)," wrote Joe on his website. "Had a blast… One week from today I will be in Lisbon Portugal and the 2012 tour begins." Catch Joe this spring in the U.S.