Joe Bonamassa Debuts “Time Clocks” Video; New Tour and Album Coming in October (Pre-Order)

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Tireless blues guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa has debuted “Time Clocks,” a new single from his upcoming album of the same name. The record is due out on Oct. 29.

The building, soaring anthem spans more than seven minutes in length, different guitar sounds at the forefront throughout.

A narrative music video depicting a man on a boat and his various experiences, the tone brings to life some of the song’s lyrics, especially phrases such as, “and the rain soaking through my coat, about to capsize my boat I push it along away from the docks, I was never a good puncher of time clocks.”

Backing Bonamassa on the song are Anton Fig (drums), Steve Mackey (bass), Lachy Doley (piano/organ) and Kevin Shirley (percussion).

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Other songs shared thus far from Time Clocks include “Notches”:

And “The Heart That Never Waits”:

More on the new album, per a news release:

It’s Joe Bonamassa at his finest, ready to rock. “What started out with the intentions of being a trio record turned into probably my most adventurous and involved record to date,” explains Bonamassa. His longtime producer Kevin Shirley adds, “I think Joe Bonamassa has made an album that is truly transitional. From a blues musician to a superstar artist, [and] I’m so thrilled to be along for the ride.” Joe and Kevin brought on the legendary Bob Clearmountain to mix the epic tracks, and Bob declares that “This is one of the best albums I’ve mixed in years. Joe is not only one of the finest blues & rock guitarists of our time, he’s also a brilliant songwriter, [which is] impressively apparent on this record.

For the new studio album, Bonamassa hit the studio with longtime collaborators Kevin Shirley as producer and manager/business partner Roy Weisman as executive producer. Recorded in New York City at Germano Studios/The Hit Factory, the band includes Steve Mackey (bass), Lachy Doley (piano), Bunna Lawrie (didgeridoo), Bobby Summerfield (percussion), and Late Night with David Letterman’s Anton Fig (drums and percussion), along with Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Prinnie Stevens on backing vocals. The album was mixed by Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Toto, Bon Jovi), and the fantastic artwork on this album was created by famous graphic artist Hugh Syme (Rush, Aerosmith, Whitesnake).

Bonamassa will be back on tour in early October, after a string of summer performances that left fans in awe — click here to view high-quality photos from his August performance at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, as shot by rock and roll photographer Jérôme Brunet.

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