Shades Of Blue, Tiger Eyes & Beyond: Chatting with Joe Bonamassa, Jim Peterik and Sondre Lerche

September 22, 2014 4:07 AM

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Shades Of Blue, Tiger Eyes & Beyond: Chatting with Joe Bonamassa, Jim Peterik and Sondre Lerche

Joe Bonamossa: I wrote it in Nashville and we recorded in Vegas. I took the year off from recording last year because I wanted to write a whole record. That was really important. It's been a while since I did that kind of thing, so I had a good fundraiser in Nashville. Out here in LA, sometimes it's like everybody's looking to make beats. I don't "make beats," I play blues. A beat goes along with the blues, but I don't know how to make a beat. Why would you make a beat and not a song?

JB: Well, it's always a luxury to have too many songs. At the end of the day, I wanted to have stuff that was deeper, really concentrating more on melodies. A lot of times with this kind of music, it's like, "When's the solo?" Everything's two verses and a solo. It's important to concentrate on the ...

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