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Joe Bonamassa Announces New Album, 'Redemption'

Blues guitar great Joe Bonamassa has announced a new studio album, Redemption. The new solo album—Bonamassa's 13th—is set to arrive September 21 via his own J&R Adventures record label.

Featuring 12 original songs, Redemption shows Bonamassa exploring themes of re-birth and—as the album's title hints at—redemption. “I’m going through some other stuff in my life I didn’t expect to be going through," he said. "It’s a rising, it’s contrition, it’s acceptance, it’s everything. It’s painful, but knowing that there’s a rising coming." You can hear the album's title track below.

Redemption was recorded at various locations, including Blackbird and Addiction Sounds Studios in Nashville, The Cave Australia in Sydney, Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas and the Criteria Hit Factory in Miami FL. It features drummer Anton Fig (David Letterman Band), bassist Michael Rhodes, keyboardist Reese Wynans, horn players Lee Thornburg and Paulie Cerra, harmony vocalist Gary Pinto, background singers Mahalia Barnes, Jade McRae, Juanita Tippins and—notably—two additional guitarists, Kenny Greenberg and Doug Lancio.

“It was interesting, because having two extra guitar players involved, allowed me to play a certain way,” Bonamassa said of the arrangement.

You can preorder Redemption right here, and check out its cover and tracklist below.

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Redemption Track Listing:

  1. Evil Mama
  2. King Bee Shakedown
  3. Molly O'
  4. Deep In The Blues Again
  5. Self-Inflicted Wounds
  6. Pick Up The Pieces
  7. The Ghost Of Macon Jones
  8. Just 'Cos You Can Don't Mean You Should
  9. Redemption
  10. I've Got Some Mind Over What Matters
  11. Stronger Now In Broken Places
  12. Love Is A Gamble

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.