Joe Bonamassa: ”It’s amazing how many sounds you can pull out of a guitar if you mess around with the volume and tone knobs”

Joe Bonamassa with his 1951 Fender Nocaster – "It has a PAF in the front, so I kind of get the jazz box thing from that" (Image credit: Future / John Katic)

When Joe Bonamassa announced he was releasing an instrumental album, it’s safe to say most fans assumed it’d be a blues outing of some sort. After all, Bonamassa was named “Best Blues Guitarist” in a recent Guitar World readers’ poll

However, when Bonamassa and his crew – including drummer Anton Fig, bassist Michael Rhoads, keyboardist Reese Wynans and guitarist John Jorgenson – formed the Sleep Eazys, they decided to go in a very different direction. 

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