Contemporary blues rock owes much to the British musicians of the 1960s who injected rootsy American blues with rock 'n' roll energy and heavy doses of electricity. Bands like Cream, Fleetwood Mac, and the Jeff Beck Band formed their own important heritage; their heavy sounds returned to our shores and have been a crucial influence ever since. It's a pleasure, then, to find a young guitarist and singer like Joe Bonamassa paying explicit homage to his U.K. blues rock bretheren. On his debut recording as a solo artist, this hotshot guitar picker and gritty vocalist -- formerly with Bloodline -- puts a modern spin on still-vital material by such iconic British artists as Rory Gallagher ("Cradle Rock"), Free ("Walk in My Shadows"), and even Jethro Tull ("A New Day Yesterday"). There's also plenty of good old American blues rocking to be found here , à la Johnny Winter, Mountain, and the Allman Brothers. Bonamassa pulls off the vintage material with aplomb and loads of spirit but also devotes energy and intensity to his idiomatic originals. It doesn't hurt to have veteran producer Tom Dowd behind the boards; decades after his vintage work with Derek and the Dominos and the Allman Brothers, Dowd can still extract the maximum juice from a steaming blues rock act. Bonamassa's instrumental and vocal skills are in full flight here, but he knows where his roots can be found -- blues rock heroes Leslie West, Rick Derringer, and Gregg Allman all make special guest appearances alongside the talented upstart.
Performance CreditsJoe Bonamassa Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Gregg Allman Organ,Vocals
Rick Derringer Guitar,Vocals
David Borden Keyboards
Annie Burns Vocals
Jeannie Burns Vocals
Tony Cintron Percussion,Cymbals,Drums
Leslie West Guitar,Vocals
Len Bonamassa Guitar
Creamo Lisa Bass
Technical CreditsJoe Bonamassa Arranger,Composer
Tom Dowd Arranger,Producer
Alex Perialas Engineer
Steve Tyrell Composer
Bob Held Remixing
Steve Byram Artwork
Jason Arnold Engineer
Stephanie Tyrell Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A New Day Yesterday based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Really talented! The CD is amazing. He is one of the best guitarists out there.
If you like guitar rock blues this is a must buy! Joe B has the influence of the 70's music era. Finally, there is a musician who can play a real instrument!
Joe is one hell of a guitar player, the best I've heard in years and everyone that I play the CD for digs it as well.
Very impressive!!!!! Have checked him out both times he has been in Ft. Wayne. He ROCKS!!!!!! Even turned my kids on to a real guitar player!!! Wondering when the VH1 recording will air? Can't wait till he comes back. What a talent!!!!! I might add what a sweetie also very personable!!!!
Love the CD! Spreadin' the word and everyones appreciative. Please put Tulsa on your itinerary. You'll be warmly received. And be sure to let me know when you play there. Take care and thanks for the music!
Joe blows my mind! I've been listening since Bloodline. The new record is fantastic. And I finally got around to buying the instructional video. Keep it up!
I saw him at the Beacon Theater! I have NEVER heard a good warm up band, until now!!! Blew me away, that I just had to purchase the CD. I look forward to hearing Joe¿s new stuff.
I just bought ''A New Day Yesterday'', Fantastic! I've been waiting for Bloodline to put out another CD for years. When I saw this CD in the store, I grabbed it without hesitation. I was not disappointed. I fact, I can't wait until ''Smokin' Joe'' puts out another CD. I hope your travels bring you to Chicago. I saw Jeff Beck, BB King, The Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, Frank Marino, Joe Satriani, and several others this past summer. I can't wait to see Joe Bonamassa! Keep up the great work! Tim Sanders
LOVE THE NEW CD , HE'S GOT THE TONE. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIM LIVE!