Taken from his long-awaited album set for release later this year, Joe Bonamassa’s new single “Notches” was co-written with Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr and features an absorbing music video directed by Paul van Kan.
Inspired by Bonamassa’s long and sometimes arduous journey within the music industry, fans will very soon also get to hear the song live as he heads out on tour in a few days’ time to put even more miles under his wheels and notches in his walking cane.
From opening up for B.B. King at the tender young age of 12 to being an artist with now over 40 independently released albums under his belt, Bonamassa has proven to be one of the most prominent, dedicated, and prolific electric guitarists of modern times. Indeed, to hear him sing “I got miles under my wheels, Notches in my walking cane,” seems like something of an understatement.
“The music business is tough, very tough,” says Bonamassa. “Especially back in the days when major labels pulled all the strings and, in my case, all the punches.”
Get Joe Bonamassa’s new single “Notches” here.
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Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.