Epiphone's Joe Bonamassa
will release a new album, An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House, on cd, LP, and DVD March 26. The performance was recorded on tour last July.
"Originally, when I had the idea of doing an all-acoustic concert, I imagined doing it solo. I'd surround myself with a bunch of guitars, tell the background story of each song, and then play it," said Bonamassa. "(Producer) Kevin Shirley believed the show would be more exciting with a band and he got to work. It was amazing, different than anything I'd ever done before."
Bonamassa's band for the album includes Irish fiddler Gerry O'Connor and percussionist Lenny Castro. Visit Joe's website
for a sneak preview.
Here's Joe from his visit with Epiphone last summer talking about his signature Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Gold Top
. We couldn't ask for a more gracious artist and even just a few minutes of watching Joe play up close will give you all kinds of great ideas. Check it out.