Fresh Music – Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Whether you are already on the Joe Bonamassa train or not, Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks is a great new release sent over to Maine Music News from Bobby Russell at WKIT 100.3, Stephen King’s Home of Rock and Roll.

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Maine Music News caught Bonamassa at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom a few years ago, well before we really about his music.  The show blew us away.  We also followed Black Country Communion, a hard rock project featuring Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, and Derek Sherinian.  Chances are Bonamassa, has recorded something that is to your liking.

I’d try to talk the blues, but instead, I’ll be honest about my blues street-cred – I have none.  Zip.  Therefore, you will not see me discussing any of the details that “real” blues people like to fester over.  Nope, I just like Joe Bonamassa’s music.  Muddy Wolf, as you have probably guessed, is Bonamassa covering the work of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.  The vision of producer Kevin Shirley, this CD (and video and PBS special) is a powerful, luxurious project.  For the blues lover, it should be a plentiful and satisfying serving, and for the blues newbie, it is a chance to roll around in the classics.

In case you haven’t heard, Bonamassa is coming to Bangor at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in 2015, August 12th to be exact.  Touring his next blues-legends-inspired show, The Three Kings, Bonamassa will be playing the music of Albert, B.B., and Freddie King.  This should be a great show on the Waterfront and I can’t wait to just sit back and listen to this man’s guitar fill the summer night.

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Ann James Joles


You’ll know her when you see her – Ann is probably the only person at a live show scribbling down notes and guarding a camera case. With a long time career in higher education behind her, she is more at home at a rock show with screaming fans than in an office.