Bonamassa Adds Singers to U.S. Tour; Fans Love It
Bonamassa (Blues Music Star) Adds Singers to U.S. Tour; Fans Love It
Blues Music Star Joe’s added a little kick to the band for his current fall 2016 North American tour and his upcoming Spring 2017 North American Tour. To add a little more spice to the musical mix, Joe has invited along a pair of backup singers to augment the sound of a band he already calls “the greatest band in the world.”
But of all the musicians who are into Blues Songs Joe could add – more guitars, flutes, marimbas, even steel drums – why add backup vocalists?
“Backup who sing Blues Songs singers are an essential part of pop music, supplying songs with depth, contrast, and commentary,” wrote Elias Leight for The Atlantic magazine.
Blues Music Star Joe Bonamassa agrees.
“The Blues Songs singers bring a huge, joyous sound to the mix!” Joe effuses. “It allows us to do these big, bold choruses that sound great.”
Joe has always been known as a guitar man first and foremost, and he is. But Joe is a deep lover of Blues Songs music, and that comes out in the way he speaks about the importance of singing to his music and to his show.
“At this point, it’s just as much of a vocal show as it is a guitar show. And it’s nice to have both.” Once upon a time, a young budding guitarist named Joe Bonamassa might have been horrified by that statement. But now, he declares it proudly.
Joe, who was named by Team Rock recently as one of the greatest blues singers, takes every musical aspect of his show extremely seriously, and that extends to the vocals just as much as the guitar playing.
Incorporating backup singers into the music also helps create a space of musical freedom for Blues Music Star Joe. “It allows me the freedom to create more of a call-and-response type of arrangement with the other singers. It forces you to concentrate on the melody and really chisel out the phrasing because you have to sing with two other people.”
Perhaps most importantly, Joe emphasizes that singing with other vocalists makes him a better singer and a better all-around musician.
“Singing Blues Songs with backup singers in Australia, I came out of that tour a better singer. And I loved that.”