Joe Bonamassa So, It's Like That on Limited Edition Import 180g LP
Over 25 years into his career, Joe Bonamassa continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. Bonamassa's career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 15 solo albums in the last 13 years.
So, It's Like That (2002), his sophomore solo effort and follow-up to A New Day Yesterday (2000) includes production by Clif Magness, and his stellar band includes drummer Kenny Kramme and bassist Eric Czar. Bonamassa shines when he is allowed to stretch out and explore, especially on standouts like the sonically varied "Pain and Sorrow." There, on a long improvisation, he works through myriad modes of playing, textures, and musical ideas.