Rock & Roll legend DION will release his new album “Blues With Friends” on Joe Bonamassa’s new label “KTBA Records” (Keeping the Blues Alive Records) on Friday June 5th, and is available for Pre-Order worldwide at KTBArecords.com.
The rock legend has just premiered a brand-new track and a music video collaboration for the song “Bam Bang Boom” featuring lead guitar from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.
Watch the music video for ‘Bam Bang Boom’ –
Stream and download “Bam Bang Boom” from diondimucci.com/streaming/bambangboom.
“Billy Gibbons was a joy to work with on this,” says Dion. “He’s a true renaissance man. I love the way he communicates with a guitar and in conversation. There’s nobody like him.”
“Blues With Friends” features 13 tracks with special guests including Billy Gibbons, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, Paul Simon, Joe Bonamassa, Van Morrison, Brian Setzer, Sonny Landreth, Joe Louis Walker, Samantha Fish, Stevie Van Zandt and many more.
For this outing, Dion worked with producer Wayne Hood in whose Florida studio the basic tracks were recorded. “From the first day, I was at home. We hit it off like brothers on a mission. We caught the same vision and sound and off we went.”
Over the course of the last part of 2019 and the first part of 2020, the album began to take shape. Dion had the songs and the collaborators began to reveal themselves. As Dion tells it, he ran the album’s first track, “Blues Comin’ On,” past Joe Bonamassa. He noted, “It’s funny how a song evolves. For me it usually starts with a few words. In this case it was “If I didn’t know better” I wanted to sing those words, so I wrote a song around them. Joe Bonamassa is a monster and took the song to a whole new level.” Joe would be the first of many of Dion’s Blues With Friends co-conspirators.