Album Review: Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades Of Blue (Score: 8/10)

A1lsj3T-jVL._SL1500_Bonamassa has taken blues from the Black clubs that crisscrossed America, and re-fashioned it into an epic presentation. The album features “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)” by Hendrix, and continues the stylistic path of past recordings. “Oh Beautiful” and “Love Ain’t A Love Song” deliver blue-eyed soul and expert guitar stylings. Bonamassa takes familiar tropes and serves them in a pristine package for the modern blues fan. Songs like “Heartache Follows Where Ever I Go” and “‘Cept The Blues,” are neo blues-rock with no hint of the culture from which it sprang.  – Oscar Jordan