On September 25, 2012, internationally renowned guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa released the highly anticipated JOE BONAMASSA: BEACON THEATRE LIVE FROM NEW YORK on CD, showcasing the stunning sold-out two-night performance at New York City's legendary Beacon Theatre. Special guests include vocal powerhouse Beth Hart, legendary singer/songwriter John Hiatt and classic rock star Paul Rodgers. Produced by Kevin Cave Man Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Black Country Communion), the 2 CD package captures the magnetism and might Bonamassa showcases as a performer. The 2 CD set is the complementary audio package to the Beacon DVD, which released earlier this year and debuted at #3 on the Top DVD Music Videos chart!
JOE BONAMASSA: BEACON THEATRE LIVE FROM NEW YORK rips through 20 songs spanning Bonamassa's career with smoky vocals complementing the guitar wizardry and rapid-fingered ease which his fans know and love. Alongside the great chemistry he shares with his formidable bandmates Carmine Rojas (bass), Tal Bergman (drums) and Rick Melick (keyboards), the performance is mesmerising to watch. He kicks it off with Slow Train, from 2011's solo album Dust Bowl and rolls through a number of fan-favourites including: Cradle Song, Dust Bowl, When The Fire Hits The Sea, Bird On A Wire, Blue & Evil, Mountain Time, and many more. Hart joins Bonamassa on stage for soulful duets on I'll Take Care of You and Sinner's Prayer, which is featured on the recently released Don't Explain album of soul covers Hart recorded with Bonamassa. Hiatt, a Nashville Music Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and American Music Award (AMA) winner, joined Bonamassa for a rendition of Down Around My Place and I Know A Place. And as legendary classic rock singer Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Free) came on stage, the crowd jumped to its feet as he and Bonamassa performed Free's Fire And Water and Walk In My Shadows.