Dust Bowl Debuts #1 on Billboards Blues Charts
Joe Bonamassa’s 12th album, Dust Bowl, debuted #1 on Billboards Blues Charts, and #37 on Billboards Top 200. Dust Bowl is the 3rd consecutive album by Bonamassa to debut #1 on Billboards Blues Albums.
Bonamassa’s twelfth full-length solo album, produced by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley, has quickly received an abundance of glowing critical acclaim. Premier Guitar called it “A blues-rock achievement… his best record to date,” and gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars. The Dallas Morning News described it as “thematic and expansive… a blues-rocking tour-de-force from an artist who knows no other way of making music.” And The Orange County Register said Joe is “unquestionably among our greatest living guitarists, destined to be counted among the greatest of all-time.”
Dust Bowl combines the gritty, blues-based tones of Bonamassa’s first albums with the fluid, genre-defying sounds he’s mastered in the years since and adds a dash of country from Joe’s collaborations with the best of Nashville including legends Vince Gill and John Hiatt. Premier Guitar’s Oscar Jordan describes the album as a “widescreen John Ford-style panorama” with “ominous cinematic imagery of trains, cotton fields, heartache, alienation, evil women, and death.”