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Artist:

Joe Bonamassa

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Title:

Black Rock

Back story:

The eighth album from the blues guitar hero is a mixture of blues standards, covers and originals

Who will love it:

Fans of Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan

Why you should care:

Bonamassa’s searing leads are jaw-dropping feats of technicality. Plus B.B. King lends a guest vocal on “Night Life.”

Track highlights:

“Night Life,” “Steal Your Heart Away”

WTMD NEW MUSIC SAMPLER:

Wye Oak — "I Hope You Die"
The Baltimore duo of Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner releases this free single from a forthcoming EP on mergerecords.com.

The Whigs — "Kill Me Carolyne"
The Whigs deliver vintage garage rock on the surprisingly upbeat "Kill Me Carolyn."

Amanda Palmer — "Leeds United"
The Dresden Dolls singer-pianist-lyricist asks, "Who needs love when there's Southern Comfort?" on this track from Who Killed Amanda Palmer.

Tune in to 89.7 FM to hear WTMD tracks from the CD of the Week. Hear songs from the New Music Sampler all day Tuesday. Check out WTMD on the web at wtmd.org

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