Guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa unleashes a new album of potent original Blues songs on September 22. His self-imposed challenge in making Different Shades of Blue is to meet or exceed fan expectations, saying, 'I've really had to push myself to make everything I do better than the last project. I know the fans expect it. And I feel like I owe it to the fans to give them an original record'. Tracks for the album were laid down in the studio at The Palms in Las Vegas. Joe got assists from Jonathan Cain of Journey and drummer Anton Fig on the album that drops September 22.