Joe Bonamassa unveils Abbey Road-recorded new single A Conversation with Alice

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Joe Bonamassa has teased that his next studio album will be a British blues-rock record cut at Abbey Road Studios in London.

Now the indefatigable electric guitar player has shared the first fruits of his British blues-rock labors, the slide-infused A Conversation with Alice.

The song features his recently unveiled new instrumental band, the Sleep Eazys, which includes former Late Night with David Letterman drummer Anton Fig, bassist Michael Rhodes, keyboardist Reese Wynans, trumpet player Lee Thornburg and saxophonist Paulie Cerra.

Said Bonamassa about A Conversation with Alice, "the song is derived by an experience I had a couple years ago when some friends of mine intervened and said, 'You know what Joe? You should go ahead and talk to someone about these problems you have that come up time and time again.' So, I agreed.

“I went to see this lovely woman in Los Angeles, CA and began talking about my problems. After the second session I came to the conclusion that I was unrepairable and that the crazy in me makes me good at my job. I like being good at my job."

He continued, "I think I'm good at my job, unless you ask the internet. Which then there's some debate, which bolsters the crazy. See how it's all interrelated? So, I wrote a song about it." 

Bonamassa’s Abbey Road-recorded album is due out later this year. 

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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.