Personnel: Joe Bonamassa (guitars); The Bovaland Symphonic Orchestra (strings); Carmine Rojas (bass guitar); Bogie Bowles (drums); Rick Melick (keyboards, tabla); Anton Fig (drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Joe Bonamassa.
A child blues-guitar prodigy, New York State singer/six-stringer Joe Bonamassa racked up an impressive solo catalogue as a young adult by incorporating a restless rock edge into his well-honed sound. This 2007 acoustic-oriented outing finds Bonamassa presenting a typically excellent set, with both his passionate voice and dexterous guitar-playing in fine form, particularly on the gritty opener, "Ball Peen Hammer."
Uncut (magazine) (p.69) - "You can find searing lead guitar solos on any Bonamassa album -- and there are plenty here on the likes of 'Dirt In My Pocket'..."