Joe Bonamassa Performs All-Acoustic Showcase at The Montreux
Toward the end of June (29th) rising Blues legend Joe Bonamassa debuted an all acoustic show at the world renowned Montreux Festival.
Joe brought an exclusive All-Acoustic presentation to the
prestigious Vienna Opera House that was also recorded for a brand
new DVD slated for a March 2013 release date. The Black Country
Communion guitarist enlisted an eclectic assortment musicians
from around the globe for the performance including: Gerry
O'Connor, a music historian and traditional Irish fiddler; Swedish
multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester; Los Angeles keyboard maestro
Arlan Schierbaum, and rounding out this cast is legendary Puerto
Rican percussionist Lenny Castro.
During his time in Vienna, Joe paid a visit to the Klangfarbe Music Store, which is located in the historic Gasometer buildings, to meet & greet fans; and was honoured by the Vienna Walk Of Stars where his hands, feet, and signature were imprinted. He now joins the likes of Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton, Bryan Adams and Manfred Mann on the Walk of Stars.
Steeped in musical history, the Montreux Festival is the brainchild of passionate Jazz fan and visionary Claude Nobs in 1967. It is now the second largest annual music festival in the world after Canada's Montreal International Jazz Festival and is considered a concert staple for Music lovers in Europe and around the world.
Before the show Joe explained of his
new acoustic show, "I don't know what to expect when I walk out
there.. the adrenaline will take over and we will see what
Joe Bonamassa / Acoustic Tour - Montreux Jazz Fesival