Grammy-nominated blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa has today announced that his brand new solo album ‘Different Shades Of Blue’ will be released on Monday September 22nd (Mascot / Provogue).
Different Shades Of Blues is Bonamassa’s first solo studio album since 2012’s Driving Towards The Daylight, which debuted at #2 on the Official UK Album Chart. It is also his first album to feature all-original material, penned by the man himself.
The resulting album is Bonamassa’s most accomplished work to date, It’s a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre.
‘It’s been a while since I’ve been involved in the writing on an entire album, ‘ says Bonamassa. ‘So I decided I wanted to make a completely original blues album. I’ve really had to push myself to make everything I do better than the last project. I know the fans expect it. And I feel like I owe it to the fans to give them an original record after all these years.’
News of the album comes ahead of Bonamassa’s appearances at this weekend’s Download Festival, and at London’s Calling Festival on June 28th, where he plays as main-support to Aerosmith.
Here’s Joe with When The Fire Hits the Sea