Joe Bonamassa // Time Clocks // Album Review

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It is that time of year again, Joe has returned to grace the stage and light up our lives after a dismal 18 months or more. Once again get the opportunity to give praise at the altar of Joe Bonamassa. 

Time Clocks is a fairly apt title coming out of the pandemic as we all try to regain society and those who spent so much time off the road reflect on the journey’s not taken. Two years is a very long time in anyone’s book, but for axing musicians especially it must have felt like a lifetime. Thankfully there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel and one such light is the return of Joe Bonamassa and his ten-track beauty to whet the appetite once again. 

‘Pilgrimage’ opens up proceedings and in a quick lick the hair’s will be standing on the back of your neck in anticipation but is not until ‘Notches’ and Bonamassa signature style riffs kick in that you know, “Daddy’s Home” The sultry vocals combined with Bonamassa’s biting tone just feels so god damn good as the air moves in the room and fills it up with bluesy goodness. Bonamassa’s gargantuan tone is all over this album as you would expect, and with his trusty team around him once again there is a consistency that you would expect with any Bonamassa recording, yet a fresh-faced sound with bigger more anthemic sounding tracks that will fit any music hall or stadium perfectly. 

Joe has upped his game once again as his ability to mesh the guitar-wizardry with meaningful storytelling is something only a few can do so well, emotive guitar lines interweave with gut-wrenching vocal melodies that cut like a knife. Bonamassa brings a lifetimes experience to a recording like this, alongside his trusty sidekick in Kevin Shirley and the addition of Bob Clearmountain to mix it you have a sumptuous collection of songs that only the mercurial could deliver. 

Worth the wait? Take my money now sir! 

Joe Bonamassa’s new album ‘Time Clocks’ is released by Provogue/Mascot Label Group on October 29th via www.mascotlabelgroup.com

Joe tours the UK in April and May 2022. Tickets: www.jbonamassa.com/tour-dates 

 

Time Clocks Track Listing

  1. Pilgrimage
  2. Notches
  3. The Heart That Never Waits
  4. Time Clocks
  5. Questions And Answers
  6. Mind’s Eye
  7. Curtain Call
  8. The Loyal Kind
  9. Hanging On A Loser
  10. Known Unknown

 

 

For everything Joe Bonamassa, visit his website at jbonamassa.com.

JOE BONAMASSA

APRIL & MAY 2022 UK TOUR

TICKETS – www.jbonamassa.com

www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Glasgow, The Armadillo

Wednesday 20th April 2022

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Friday 22nd April 2022

Brighton Centre

Saturday 23rd April 2022

Royal Albert Hall, London

Thursday 5th May 2022

Royal Albert Hall, London

Friday 6th May 2022

CONNECT WITH JOE BONAMASSA:

Website: jbonamassa.com
YouTube: 
/JoeBonamassaTV
Facebook: @JoeBonamassa
Twitter: 
@JBONAMASSA
Instagram: 
@joebonamassa

 

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