Joe Bonamassa to Host Weekly SiriusXM Show

SiriusXM has announced that Joe Bonamassa will host a new weekly show, Different Shades of Blue with Joe Bonamassa, on B.B. King's Bluesville channel. The new show will feature Bonamassa exploring all aspects of the blues genre and curating his favorite blues songs in an eclectic mix.

According to SiriusXM, Bonamassa “will venture from the Twenties early originators through the Eighties blues renaissance, touching on the British blues catalog of music from genre titans Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, and expanding to modern day heavy hitters like the White Stripes, the Black Keys and many more.”

Said Bonamassa, "I am really excited to launch my show on SiriusXM's B.B. King's Bluesville. Hosting and sharing music with people is one of my passions. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do, bringing this new show to you."

The new weekly show will also feature "Keeping the Blues Alive Spotlight," where Bonamassa will share select tracks from emerging blues acts to showcase inspiring new music from younger generations. The segment coincides with Bonamassa's foundation of the same name, Keeping the Blues Alive, which promotes “music education for the next generation,” donates instruments to schools across the country, funds scholarships for college education and more.

Different Shades of Blue with Joe Bonamassa premieres on Monday, January 21 at 6:00 pm ET on B.B. King's Bluesville, via satellite on channel 74 through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online. 

For more information, head over to SiriusXM.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.