Reuniting SRV's Double Trouble: Reese Wynans and Joe Bonamassa Talk Sweet Release

Joe Bonamassa and Reese Wynans (Image credit: Ed Rode)

Oddly enough, the guitar record of the year might just be Reese Wynans and Friends’ Sweet Release, the new disc by former Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble keyboardist Reese Wynans. The album features a reunion with his SRV band mates, bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton, along with a slew of guest guitarists, including Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Doyle Bramhall II, Jack Pearson, Vince Gill and Keb’ Mo’. Other guests include vocalists Sam Moore, Bonnie Bramlett and Jimmy Hall.

“These songs are windows back into different eras and different times of my career,” says Wynans, whose career spans more than a half century. “It’s a collection of the songs I’ve played with musicians in the past, and it shines a light on blues artists that I think need a little bit more recognition.”

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Andy Aledort

Guitar World Associate Editor Andy Aledort is recognized worldwide for his vast contributions to guitar instruction, via his many best-selling instructional DVDs, transcription books and online lessons. Andy is a regular contributor to Guitar World and Truefire, and has toured with Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, as well as participating in several Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tours.