Joe Bonamassa to record a new album at Abbey Road’s Studio A

Says that the album will be “a bit more raw”.

Blues icon Joe Bonamassa has revealed that he will be visiting Abbey Road to record his forthcoming album.

In a recent interview with Guitar World, Bonamassa talked about spending two weeks at Abbey Road’s Studio A to record his 14th album. “It’ll be a nice change of pace because we’ve done the last two records in Nashville,” the guitarist said. “So we’re looking forward to getting into the raunchy weather and, you know, putting our ‘wellies’ on and cranking one out properly.”

Bonamassa also mentioned how his next record will be a little different. He described it as being more “raw and rock”, compared to his usual blues stylings. The as-yet-untitled album was largely written by Bonamassa alongside former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden and Pete Brown (ex-songwriter for Cream).

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Regarding the change in environment, the bluesman said he saw it as a chance for him to genuinely explore the genre he grew up with. “So I’ve immersed myself in my roots and it’s going to be really fun to do,” he said. “And you know, Abbey Road’s a bucket-list item for me, as far as wanting to set up shop there and do a record.”

Back in September, it was announced that Bonamassa would be working on a new album with fellow blues guitarist Eric Gales. The pair will also tour together sometime in late 2020, though official dates have yet to be announced.

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