“With [Black Rock], we wanted to explore a world feeling, and this was the inspiration behind going to record in Greece and using some of the best Greek musicians to add a little flavor to a couple of the tracks,” said producer Kevin Shirley. “But it’s, by no means, a world album. We wanted Joe’s usual youthful and energetic tones to play alongside the worldly vibes of the Greek bouzouki and clarion.”

Bonamassa said, “It was the kind of record Kevin and I wanted to make. We needed to rock again a bit like on my first album. I wrote the whole thing there [in Greece].”

Black Rock includes covers of Jeff Beck’s “Spanish Boots,” Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On a Wire,” John Hiatt’s “I Know a Place,” as well as five new original songs.

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