The three-time GRAMMY-nominated guitarist and 25x Billboard chart-topper Joe Bonamassa has released a mind-blowing live rendition of “Mind’s Eye,” a standout track from his most recent studio album ‘Time Clocks.’ Featured on ‘Tales Of Time,’ his sprawling and expansive live concert film and album shot at the breathtaking Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, the psychedelic influences of the song were augmented by the stunning visual backdrop produced by the iconic Kevin Shirley, serving to highlight the beauty of the music.
The live video captures a stratospheric performance by the blues-rock titan, as his virtuoso guitar style and unique technique and flair elevate the evening to an almost heavenly high.
‘Tales Of Time’ will be released on 4/14 via Bonamassa’s J&R Adventures in CD/DVD, CD/BR, vinyl, and digital formats. For more information and to pre-order, please visit – https://lnk.to/joebonamassa (UK and Europe) and https://jbonamassa.com (North America).
The live album will be distributed in the UK and Europe by Provogue/ Mascot Label Group.
“The song has a very Pink Floyd feel,” commented Roy Weisman, CEO of Bonamassa’s J&R Adventures label, upon the song’s original release. “The whole ‘Time Clocks’ record is about a journey, and ‘Mind’s Eye’ gives you a fun glimpse of what could be swimming around inside someone’s mind.”
Watch the live performance video of “Mind’s Eye” on YouTube HERE.
“This live show represents our most progressive and largest production to date, focusing on my most ambitious studio album to date,” adds Bonamassa. “My band was a force of nature on this show, and it truly was a special night.”
Cited by Guitar World as “arguably the world’s biggest blues guitarist,” Bonamassa is known for taking risks and venturing into uncharted territory throughout his wide-ranging career. ‘Time Clocks’ marked his most raw, rocking studio album yet, with American Songwriter sharing, “Bonamassa pushes into fresh territory while staying within a blues-based framework,” and “there is more than enough proof in this sprawling set that Bonamassa doesn’t intend to rest on his laurels or take his star status in the blues-rock genre for granted.”
The release of “Mind’s Eye” coincides with the launch of Bonamassa’s U.S. Spring Tour 2023, which kicked off in Charleston, West Virginia this week. The Spring tour will conclude with Bonamassa’s Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea VIII, set for March 13-17, departing from Miami, Florida to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The festival line-up includes legendary artists like Little Feat, Dion, Bobby Rush, Robert Randolph Band, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jimmy Vivino, and more.
KTBA at Sea is one of the largest fundraisers for Bonamassa’s Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, aiding in its mission to promote music education by providing grants and resources to schools and musicians in need. Bonamassa also just announced “Keeping the Blues Alive presents: Joe Bonamassa & Friends,” a special two-night performance run with Styx and Don Felder at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Saturday, August 12th and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 13th.
Bonamassa and his long-time manager Roy Weisman recently launched Journeyman LLC, a full-service artist management, record label, concert promotion, and marketing company that builds awareness for independent artists worldwide. Journeyman provides the infrastructure needed to jumpstart the careers of exceptional independent artists, who are too often overlooked by the major labels or concert promoters while circumventing the resistance of typical “gatekeepers” who don’t support indie acts. “I wanted to take what I’ve had to learn the hard way to create a company that could make navigating this process a little easier,” Bonamassa explains.
For more information on ‘Tales Of Time’ and to purchase tickets to Bonamassa’s upcoming tour, please visit https://jbonamassa.com
‘Tales Of Time’ by Joe Bonamassa (CD)
2. The Heart That Never Waits
3. Curtain Call
4. Mind’s Eye
5. Questions And Answers
6. The Loyal Kind
7. Known Unknowns
8. Time Clocks
9. Just ‘Cos You Can Don’t Mean You Should
10. Evil Mama
‘Tales Of Time’ by Joe Bonamassa (DVD/BR)
Dawn Of Time (Intro)
The Heart That Never Waits
Questions And Answers
The Loyal Kind
I Didn’t Think She Would Do It
Just ‘Cos You Can Don’t Mean You Should
Times Tail (Credits)
The Ballad Of John Henry
‘Tales Of Time’ by Joe Bonamassa (3 LP – 180 Gram Vinyl)
2. The Heart That Never Waits
1. Curtain Call
2. Mind’s Eye
3. Questions And Answers
1. The Loyal Kind
2. Known Unknowns
3. Time ClocksSide D
1. Dust Bowl
2. Evil Mama
3. Midnight Blues
1. Just ‘Cos You Can Don’t Mean You Should
2. Mountain Time
1. I Didn’t Think She Would Do It
2. The Ballad Of John Henry
Joe Bonamassa U.S. Spring Tour 2023
Tickets available HERE
Feb. 15 Clay Center Charleston, WV
Feb. 17 Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH
Feb. 18 Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 20 The Orpheum Theater, Madison, WI
Feb. 22 Peoria Civic Center Theater, Peoria, IL
Feb. 24 DeVos Performance Hall., Grand Rapids, MI
Feb. 25 Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, IN
Feb. 28 Shea’s Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, NY
March 1 Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA
March 3 Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
March 4 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
March 5 Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN
March 7 Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, Montgomery, AL
March 8 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA
March 10 The King Center, Melbourne, FL
March 11 The St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
March 13 Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea VIII Miami, FL
August 12 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY *
August 13 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY *
* Keeping the Blues Alive presents: Joe Bonamassa & Friends: Styx and Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
Joe Bonamassa – May UK Tour 2023
Tickets available HERE
May 9 Bournemouth International Centre
May 10 Blackpool Opera House
May 12 Leeds First Direct Arena
May 13 Newcastle, Utilita Arena
May 14 Birmingham, Utilita Arena
About Joe Bonamassa
Blues-rock superstar Joe Bonamassa is one of the most celebrated performing musicians today. A three-time GRAMMY-nominee, Bonamassa earned his 25th No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart, with his latest studio album ‘Time Clocks.’
Bonamassa earned his third GRAMMY nomination with 2020’s ‘Royal Tea,’ recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The album brought Bonamassa full circle: reconnecting the guitar-slinging kid who stumbled across the best of British-blues in his dad’s vinyl collection to the player he is today. That same year, Bonamassa delivered a groundbreaking live performance from the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, where he played ‘Royal Tea’ in its entirety to over tens of thousands of people across the globe via livestream, recording the full set for the live concert film and album ‘Now Serving: Royal Tea Live From The Ryman,’ released in 2021.
Bonamassa also runs Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, a non-profit that promotes music education and blues music by funding scholarships and providing music education resources to schools in need. To date, the foundation has provided schools and teachers with over $2 Million in donations and has positively impacted 88,000 students in all 50 states.
Created by Bonamassa and Roy Weisman, Keeping The Blues Alive Records (KTBA Records) has released albums for many artists, including musical icon Dion’s ‘Blues With Friends’ and ‘Stomping Ground,’ Chicago Queen of Guitar Joanna Connor’s ‘4801 South Indiana Avenue,’ Wet Willie Front Man Jimmy Hall’s ‘Ready Now’ and British Blues-Rock star Joanne Shaw Taylor’s ‘The Blues Album,’ ‘Blues From The Heart Live,’ all of which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Charts, while JST’s ‘Nobody’s Fool’ and Blues-legend Larry McCray’s ‘Blues Without You’ debuted at No. 2. KTBA Records will release Marc Broussard’s newest album in Early 2023 and Bonamassa plans on producing many new project throughout the year.
Journeyman LLC, the newest endeavor between Bonamassa and his long-time manager Roy Weisman, is a vertically integrated music management, concert promotion, and marketing company that builds awareness for great live artists worldwide. After years of perfecting strategies, while building Joe Bonamassa’s career, the company will utilize the same savvy tactics which allowed them to overcome industry barriers that typically held back artists from achieving success. Bonamassa has been keen on using his experience to pay it forward to help other artists navigate the murky industry waters. Consequently, Journeyman sets itself apart in this way as being the true market maker for its artists.
Live photos by Jenise Jensen