Joe Bonamassa shows you his tips and tricks for soloing over a minor blues

Joe Bonamassa
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Way back in 2003 – 20 years ago! – I recorded a collection of some of my favorite blues classics, such as B.B. King’s You Upset Me Baby, Freddie King’s Pack It Up and Muddy Waters’ Walkin’ Blues, and released the album Blues Deluxe, which went on to become one of my most well-known recordings. I recently got to work on recording its followup, aptly titled, Blues Deluxe Vol. 2, on which I cover another handful of some of my all-time favorite blues songs. 

One of the tunes we covered is a somewhat less well-known but no less brilliant Bobby “Blue” Bland track, Twenty-Four Hour Blues. Bobby has always been one of my favorite singers, bandleaders, arrangers and songwriters, and he also recorded a handful of incredible albums with his close friend B.B. King.

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa is one of the world’s most popular and successful blues-rock guitarists – not to mention a top producer and de facto ambassador of the blues (and of the guitar in general).