Two-time-Grammy-nominated blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa has released the music video for his track “King Bee Shakedown”, taken from his upcoming studio album, “Redemption”, which is due on September 21 via his own record label J&R Adventures.
According to a press release, “King Bee Shakedown” “is reminiscent of high-energy swing and jump-blues, styles artists like Brian Setzer helped to revive throughout the ’80s. The song is a high-tempo boogie complete with booming backbeats from the drums, blaring horn stabs, a red-hot solo from Joe.”
If the stylistic exploration wasn’t courageous enough, Joe decided to play “King Bee Shakedown” as the opener to the majority of his 2018 live performances. With the fans twisting in their seats and the band having a blast on stage, the decision seemed to pay off as it has quickly become a fan favorite on this leg of Joe’s tour.
“Redemption”, Bonamassa’s 13th solo studio album and third in a row of all-original material, sees him at his most ambitious yet as he continues to redefine and push the barriers of blues-rock. It features a staggering collection of 12 songs that weave effortlessly through an assortment of genres and reflect the artistic rebirth that he is currently experiencing.
“I’m going through some other stuff in my life I didn’t expect to be going through,” he explains. “It’s a rising, it’s contrition, it’s acceptance, it’s everything. It’s painful, but knowing that there’s a rising coming.”
The album reunites Bonamassa with some of Nashville’s finest music minds such as Tom Hambridge, James House, Gary Nicholson as well as Richard Page and American rock and roll legend Dion DiMucc who adds his songwriting expertise to the title track. Joe also continues his long creative relationship with Kevin Shirleyand together create an album bigger than ever before. “From a producer’s perspective, this is far and away the most challenging and diverse album that Joe has ever made, ” says Shirley.