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"No Hit" Wonder

It pains me whenever I hear Joe Bonamassa quip about having had no hits off 12 studio albums when he should be a household name!
I first heard his version of modern blues on a warm summers night in June 2010--an emotional, musical experience I will never forget. The music channel Palladia aired Live From Royal Albert Hall concert, filmed in London, May 2009.


Joe Bonamassa Announces U.S. Fall Tour 2012.

The "king of modern blues" and the "hardest working" guy in the music industry, Joe Bonamassa, has announced an additional 26 shows. The U.S. Tour Fall 2012 is set to begin in Dallas, TX on October 30.. Tickets go on sale April 4.

Joe started off the year in Europe, performing for the first time in Lisbon, Portugal, to a sold out crowd. Music lovers in Spain, Russia, and France (to name just a few) were equally receptive. The Opera House in Blackpool, UK on April 5, 2012 closes out the European tour.

After a short respite, the U.S. Tour Spring 2012 begins on the West coast in Los Angeles, CA (Joe's home city) on April 17, 2012.

With a total of 23 city stops, the finish line is on the East coast in Hampton, New Hampshire on May 25, 2012.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to be attending shows in both Portland, ME (5/23) and Hampton, NH (5/25) with a finale in Springfield, MA on November 20.

A complete list of dates and ticket links is available via">

I encourage fans to purchase tickets to Joe's tour ASAP, as these shows are destined to sell out.

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Yours in music, DebFromMaine

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“Dropkick Murphys: Live At Fenway” will premiere on Palladia
March 17 at 9:00 PM ET.
The HD concert footage was shot during Dropkick Murphys
two sold-out shows for 20,000 fans at
Boston’s Legendary Fenway Park in September 2011.
Look for repeat airings on
Palladia through April 7 (check local listings).

New Muse-ic Monday is a fun song post that we do every Monday through the Bluebirdreviews Facebook Page.

Stop by our page to see what is new in local and national acts. Contact us if you have a new song to post, even if it a band that has been out for a while, but is new to you.

We have been running this column on Facebook for several months, but here are the recent posts for New Muse-ic Monday.

Look for your favorite bands in our Album Reviews list. Not on our list? Send us your request or write a review yourself!

These are video posts that have been staff picked or sent in by our readers every month. When we say music of all genres is welcome, we mean it!

April 2012:

Joe Bonamassa

Alabama Shakes

Radioactive Grandma

The Real


Old English


Gigantic Ant

Fiona Apple

Langhorne Slim

Tail Dragger and Bob Corritore

The Cult

GLi (Green Line Inbound)

Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown

Joey Pratt/Card Stock

March 2012:

Virgil and the Accelerators

Dude Fu--in Yeah! (DFY)


Alyssa Graham

Nada Surf


February 2012:

Sleeper Agent:

Jonny Monster Band.


The Cult:

New Song Lucifer by The Cult, via Rolling Stone Media.


Prospect Hill:


Wooden Dinosaur:


January 2012:

Back In Bloom:


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