Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

by Joe Bonamassa

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Overview

Joe Bonamassa designed his Red Rocks tribute concert to Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf as a fund-raiser for his Keeping the Blues Alive foundation, so it makes sense that the accompanying live album begins with a capsule history of the Mississippi Delta blues, and also has interview excerpts from Waters and Wolf peppered throughout. Bonamassa wanted this particular show to be instructive in addition to being entertaining, so he needs to explain the subjects of his tribute, even if they are two of the biggest blues figures of the 20th century. He divides his show in thirds, playing a set of Waters, then a set of Wolf, before concluding with an encore of his own material. Bonamassa isn't supported by his usual band, so this has a bit of a more pure Chicago feel, although this would never be mistaken for something cut at Chess: the guitarist stretches out too far in his solos, plus there's a pretty high quotient of jumping horns. That said, the new band does indeed goose the guitarist along and he sounds thrilled to be digging into these tunes, several of which aren't standard selections, and that's what makes Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks a cut above the standard Bonamassa live albums.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2015
Label: J&R Adventures
UPC: 0804879535577
catalogNumber: 53557
Rank: 16904

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Bonamassa   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Mike Henderson   Harmonica
Anton Fig   Drums
Nick Lane   Trombone
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet
Reese Wynans   Piano,Hammond Organ
Kirk Fletcher   Guitar
Ron Dziubla   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
J.B. Lenoir   Composer
James House   Composer
Michael Kamen   Composer
Joe Bonamassa   Composer,Liner Notes
Jeff Bova   Composer
Bob Ezrin   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Kevin Shirley   Composer,Producer
Lee Thornburg   Horn Arrangements
Jeffrey Steele   Composer
Jerry Flowers   Composer
Dennis Friel   Artwork
Roy Weisman   Executive Producer
Jared Kvitka   Engineer
Harriett Melka   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer
Eric Roa   Engineer

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