Live acoustic performance from American musician Joe Bonamassa, recorded during his 2012 tour at the Vienna Opera House.
Tracklisting: - Palm Trees, Helicopters and Gasoline - Jelly Roll - Dust Bowl - Around the Bend - Slow Train - Athens to Athens - From the Valley - The Ballad of John Henry - Dislocated Boy - Driving Towards the Daylight - High Water Everywhere - Jockey Full of Bourbon - Richmond - Stones in my Passway - Ball Peen Hammer - Black Lung Heartache - Mountain Time - Woke Up Dreaming - Sloe Gin - Seagull
Surprisingly good if a little forced
- Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House review by WP
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I think if I had watched the accompanying documentaries first I would have been worried. Joe tells us everything will be great and that he has always wanted to do an all acoustic concert with unusual instruments, but somehow you are not sure you believe him. However, the music really is good as long as you are not expecting the heavy blues rock sound that Joe was and is famous for (and why would you?). I admit that I am quite a fan of acoustic blues and celtic folk so I was very happy to hear the fiddle, accordion and the amazing nyckelharpa giving some of Joe's material a new lease of life.
Maybe not for everyone but I would welcome another acoustic venture along these lines.