Album Review: Joe Bonamassa, "Driving Towards The Daylight"

Guitar god Joe Bonamassa has gone back-to-basics for his 13th studio album. Harking back to the glory days of early '60s rock n' blues, producer Kevin Shirley has assembled a unique group of musos including Aerosmith's Brad Whitford. From inspired self-penned originals Dislocated Boy, Heavenly Soul, Somewhere Trouble Don't Go and the road-tested title track Driving Towards The Daylight to rugged-rock cover versions of Howlin Wolfs' Who's Been Talking, Robert Johnsons' Stones In My Passway, Tom Waits' New Coat Of Paint, Bill Withers' Lonely Town Lonely Street, Bernie Marsden's A Place In My Heart, Willie Dixon's I Got All You Need and the Jimmy Barnes classic Too Much Ain't Enough Love, it's a balanced affair highlighting the guitarist's signature style. Another gutsy performance from the blues rock titan - Lucky 13!

Mark Crampton
Rock iKon
21st May, 2012
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