As Joe Bonamassa grows his reputation as one of the world's greatest guitar players, he is also evolving into a charismatic blues-rock star and singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. His ability to connect with live concert audiences is transformational, and his new album, The Ballad Of John Henry, brings that energy to his recorded music more powerfully than ever before. The ninth solo album and seventh studio release of his career - as well as his fourth consecutive with producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, etc.) - the disc adds a heavy dose of "swamp" to Bonamassa's virtuoso mix of ‘60s-era British blues-rock (à la Beck and Clapton) and roots-influenced Delta sounds. It shows off Bonamassa's vocal range as much as his instrumental voodoo, and the artist says, "I feel this is my strongest work to date."