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Joe Bonamassa's New Project The Sleep Eazys Announce Instrumental Album 'Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell'

Thursday, 05 March 2020 Written by Jon Stickler

Joe Bonamassa has announced a new musical project, the Sleep Eazys.

Alongside the news, the blues-rock guitarist has revealed that a nine-track instrumental album, 'Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell', will arrive on April 10 via Mascot Label Group. Produced by Bonamassa, the record is a slight departure from his previous work and serves as a tribute to his musical mentor, the late Danny Gatton. Bonamassa said: 

"To be honest I have always wanted to do a record like this. But, to be even more honest I’m not sure I was ready both professionally and musically, until now.

"The time finally felt right to finally pay tribute to a mentor, a friend and one of the greatest guitarists of all time: the late-great Danny Gatton. My time hanging out and jamming with Danny as a child shaped my playing and musical pathway more than just about anyone."

Led by Bonamassa, the Sleep Eazys line up features members of the guitarist's touring band: percussionist Anton Fig, bassist Michael Rhodes, keyboardist Reese Wynans, trumpet player Lee Thornburg, saxophonist Paulie Cerra, Jimmy Hall on harmonica and multi-instrumentalist John Jorgenson. Jade MacRae and Juanita Tippins contribute backing vocals. 

Head below to view the record's artwork, tracklist and first single, Bond (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service). 

Bonamassa embarks on a previously confirmed six-date headline tour this spring, calling in Brighton, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Gateshead, Leeds and Cardiff.

'Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell' tracklist:

1. Fun House (Danny Gatton)
2. Move (Hank Garland) 
3. Ace of Spades (Link Wray)
4. Ha So (Jimmy Bryant)
5. Hawaiian Eye (late 50s/early 60s TV theme)
6. Bond (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) (John Barry)
7. Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White)
8. Blue Nocturne (King Curtis)
9. It Was A Very Good Year (Frank Sinatra)

Joe Bonamassa Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat April 25 2020 - BRIGHTON Centre
Mon April 27 2020 - EDINBURGH Playhouse
Tue April 28 2020 - LIVERPOOL M&S Bank Arena
Thu April 30 2020 - GATESHEAD Sage Gateshead, Sage One
Fri May 01 2020 - LEEDS first direct Arena
Sat May 02 2020 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

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