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“I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician,” says
Bonamassa, “somebody who isn't resting on accomplishments and who is always
pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay

The writing sessions for Blues of Desperation took Bonamassa back to
Nashville, where he'd composed Different Shades of Blue, to work with some of
Music City's top tunesmiths, people like James House, Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey
Steele, Jerry Flowers and Gary Nicholson.

“These are some of the best guys in the business,” Bonamassa raves.
“Lyrically, you'll hear the proverbial trains, mountains, valleys and other
blues references about heartbreak and loneliness but there are also some
poignant moments about getting away from the stressful, crazy demands of life
and losing yourself with your special someone. I think anybody will be able to

Bonamassa and his longtime producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden,
Journey) convened at Nashville's Grand Victor Sound Studios (formerly known
as RCA Studio A), and during an intense, five-day period they recorded
11 galvanizing songs with a crack group of musicians including drummers Anton
Fig and Greg Morrow, bassist Michael Rhodes, keyboardist Reese Wynans, horn
players Lee Thornburg, Paulie Cerra and Mark Douthit, and background singers
Mahalia Barnes, Jade McRae and Juanita Tippins.

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  • Store location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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