“More reliable than a Swiss clock, the thing with Joe Bonamassa is that you know that no matter what he puts his hand to, the results are never less than dazzling.”
– Metal Planet Music
About The Album
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --
For the 25th time in his career, two time-Grammy nominee Joe Bonamassa sits atop Billboard's Blues Album Chart, still holding the record for more number 1 albums than any other musician on that chart. His highly acclaimed new studio album Time Clocks, issued on Joe's record label J&R Adventures, also charted on several other Billboard charts including Independent Albums, Internet Albums, Digital Albums and Rock Album charts; most notable would be debuting at #7 on the Top Current Album Sales chart, in the company of Ed Sheeran, The Grateful Dead, Megan Thee Stallion and The Beatles. Also, the album has been a huge success over in Europe which sees the album charting top 20 in Germany (#3), Netherlands (#6) and the UK (#13 Album Chart, #1 Jazz & Blues, #2 Independent Albums).
"Bonamassa soars beyond expectations as one of the music industry's most prolific storytellers and guitar players with transitional new album."
"Joe Bonamassa is a rarity in a world where celebrity is often prized higher than artistic growth."
Sonic Abuse, 10/10
"…a moody, cinematic record."
All Music (4 out of 5*)
"Bonamassa pushes into fresh territory while staying within a blues-based framework."
"Title track 'Time Clocks' could be Springsteen. Few can equal the sheer feeling of his guitar playing."
The Daily Mirror / The Daily Express
"Joe ponders the passing of time but doesn't let getting older slow him down for a second."
Classic Rock Magazine, 9/10
"The title track is unlike anything Bonamassa has recorded and continues his evolution as a songwriter. It seems as though Joe and Kevin Shirley kept trying to push the envelope adding more layers and elements and the result is a pretty unique and powerful track."
Blues Rock Review 9.5/10
Time Clocks is a testament to his credentials and a toast to his longtime fans. His new sound has a raw and vital flavor, combined with a resolute skill that can only be gained through years of perseverance and unyielding dedication. It's Joe Bonamassa at his finest, ready to rock. "What started out with the intention of being a trio record turned into probably my most adventurous and involved record to date," explains Bonamassa. His longtime producer Kevin Shirley adds, "I think Joe Bonamassa has made an album that is truly transitional. From a blues musician to a superstar artist, [and] I'm so thrilled to be along for the ride." Joe and Kevin brought on the legendary Bob Clearmountain to mix the epic tracks, and Bob declares that "This is one of the best albums I've mixed in years. Joe is not only one of the finest blues & rock guitarists of our time, he's also a brilliant songwriter, [which is] impressively apparent on this record."
Recorded in New York City, the album rediscovers Bonamassa at a newfound peak with heartfelt songwriting and an unparalleled Blues Rock prowess. The album was created with longtime collaborators Kevin Shirley as producer and manager/business partner Roy Weisman as Executive Producer. Recorded in New York City at Germano Studios/The Hit Factory, the album was mixed by the legendary Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Toto, Bon Jovi). The band members include Steve Mackey (bass), Lachy Doley(piano), Bunna Lawrie (didgeridoo), Bobby Summerfield (percussion), and Late Night with David Letterman's Anton Fig (drums and percussion), along with Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Prinnie Stevenson backing vocals. The fantastic artwork on the album was created by famous graphic artist Hugh Syme (Rush, Aerosmith, Whitesnake). 'Time Clocks' is available on CD, VINYL and Digital and released on Bonamassa's own record label, J&R Adventures.