Joe Bonamassa - Live at the Greek Theatre Bluray


This is Joe Bonamassa's latest live Blu-ray Live at the Greek Theatre and features music from his summer 2015 tour.


This is Joe Bonamassa's latest live Blu-ray Live at the Greek Theatre and features music from his summer 2015 tour.

On September 23rd, GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa will deliver Live at the Greek Theatre, a 22-track Double CD, Double DVD, Blu-ray, and 4-LP Deluxe Edition tribute to three of the greatest bluesmen to ever live – Albert King, B.B. King, and Freddie King. Live at the Greek Theatre  showcases “The Three Kings” tour of 2015; a 14-date US amphitheater tour that culminated at famed Los Angeles venue The Greek. Bonamassa celebrates the trio of blues icons with over two hours of some the greatest blues songs ever written. The release includes a collector’s edition booklet, and several bonus features containing behind-the-scenes footage and more. Public TV and MTV Live, formerly Palladia, will broadcast the epic Blues tribute performances during their August and September schedules.

Playing on a warm summer night to a nearly sold-out crowd, Bonamassa’s handpicked setlist of songs was called “spectacular” by Premier Guitar; Los Angeles Times said the show “had swing and polish” and that “Bonamassa evoked the signature licks of all three icons while managing to put his own stamp on things.”

Songs ranged from blues standards to deep cuts, including “Born Under A Bad Sign,” “Lonesome Whistle Blues,” “Hummingbird,” “Let The Good Times Roll,” and, of course, B.B. King’s famed “The Thrill Is Gone” as the evening closer. For Bonamassa, the tour’s importance deepened significantly when B.B., his friend and mentor, passed away two months before it began. “My only regret is that B.B. was not alive to see it," said Bonamassa.

Showcasing “magnificent guitar playing” (The Morning Call), Bonamassa introduced a steady rotation of vintage guitars, including four Gibson ES models, a Gibson Les Paul, a Gibson Flying V, two new Gibson Custom Shop models, two Fender Strats, and a 1972 Dan Erlewine custom Flying V named “Lucy,” originally owned and played by Albert King and currently in the collection of actor Steven Seagal.

The eleven-piece band included Anton Fig (drums), Kirk Fletcher (guitar), Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (piano, Hammond organ), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, horn arrangements), Paulie Cerra (saxophone), Nick Lane (trombone), and a trio of backup singers including Mahalia Barnes, Jade MacRae, and Juanita Tippins.

Live at the Greek Theatre continues Bonamassa’s tradition of honoring incredible concert venues like the Royal Albert Hall, the Vienna Opera House, Radio City Music Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and the Beacon Theater. As with all Bonamassa DVD shoots, the performance at the Greek offered a unique presentation of this historical music. 

This tour was a continuation of the celebration of our blues heritage, which began with the 2014 production of Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks, a tribute to the music of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Both tours gave a portion of proceeds to presenting partner Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, a non-profit Bonamassa founded in 2011 that promotes the heritage of the blues to the next generation, funds music scholarships, and supplements the loss of music education in public schools.

Bonamassa’s most recent studio album, Blues of Desperation, released March 25, marks his 16th #1 Blues album on the Billboard charts, more than any other artist, and landed at #5 on the Billboard Top Album Sales, his highest charting yet.

Track Listing:

  1. Beginnings 
  2. See See Baby
  3. Some Other Day, Some Other Time 
  4. Lonesome Whistle Blues 
  5. Sittin' On The Boat Dock 
  6. You’ve Got To Love Her With A Feeling 
  7. Going Down 
  8. I'll Play The Blues For You
  9. I Get Evil
  10. Breaking Up Somebody's Home 
  11. Angel Of Mercy 
  12. Cadillac Assembly Line
  13. Oh, Pretty Woman
  14. Let The Good Times Roll
  15. Never Make Your Move Too Soon 
  16. Ole Time Religion 
  17. Nobody Loves Me But My Mother 
  18. Boogie Woogie Woman 
  19. Hummingbird
  20. Hide Away
  21. Born Under A Bad Sign 
  22. The Thrill Is Gone
  23. Riding With The Kings (Credits)

Bonus Features:

  • Growing Up Joe - A Conversation with Joe's Parents
  • Riding With The Kings Official Music Video
  • Caveman's Hacked iPhone - Behnd The Scenes
  • Joe's Big Fat Greekl Photo Gallery
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