Welcome to “Noteworthy,” a weekly update on new music and related news. This week’s noteworthy picks are:
Blues Deluxe Vol. 2 by Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa is at the heart of today’s blues scene. Not only is he one of the purest practitioners of this long-loved American art, he’s a major proponent of passing it on to the next generation via his nonprofit, Keeping the Blues Alive. It’s all part of paying forward the favors he’s received from blues legends who came before him, including Eric Clapton, who joined him onstage at the Royal Albert Hall—fulfilling one of Bonamassa’s childhood fantasies—and B. B. King, who started hiring Bonamassa to open for him when the upstart was only eleven. . . .
Click To Tweet
1. “Joe Bonamassa | #005 The Kenny Aronoff Sessions,” YouTube, https://youtu.be/ZznmV03xetM?si=Cb_-_YZ71DF_vhMC&t=980 (accessed October 12, 2023).
2. J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, Vikingur Ólafsson, https://music.apple.com/us/album/j-s-bach-goldberg-variations/1694676611 (accessed October 12, 2023).
3. Of Mice and Men, Tether, October 6, 2023, https://music.apple.com/us/album/tether/1694978331.
4. Of Mice and Men, Tether, https://music.apple.com/us/album/tether/1694978331.