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Reviews: Dust Bowl

Joe Bonamassa is the new messiah for guitar music lovers – but Dust Bowl may be the album that wins him a new following of mainstream fans.
For once his musical virtuosity takes a back seat to his mature song writing. The album moves seamlessly from the funky groove of the title track through the country romp of Tennessee Plates to the slow burn of No Love On The Street. Standout track is The Last Matador Of Bayonne, a haunting blues ballad with shades of Tom Waits. There’s enough six string wizardry to delight air guitarists – but it’s the quality of the songs that shines.