February 1, 2011 by esarsea
This week’s Turn It Up Tuesday is the result of a musical discovery, leading to another musical discovery. It’s always fun when that happens – not to mention I always enjoy learning a little music trivia.
As some of you may know, Bogie Bowles, Joe Bonamassa’s drummer since the departure of Kenny Kramme, has decided to leave the band. It was a friendly split; the constant touring and travel simply took its toll and Bogie needed a break and a new direction. You can read Bogie’s announcement on Joe’s forum here.
Joe’s new drummer is Tal Bergman, who has performed and recorded with an impressive list or artists, including Peter Cetera, Chaka Kahn, Billy Idol, Rod Stewart, Dave Mason and many others. One artist’s name you might not recognize among Tal’s credits is guitarist Stevie Salas.
In this first clip we have Stevie Salas performing a cover of Stevie Wonder’s I was made to love her, which appeared on the 1996 Salas album The Electric Pow Wow.
What’s interesting about this video is that not only does Tal Bergman play the drums, but the bass is handled by Joe Bonamassa’s current bassist, Carmine Rojas. Oh, and the vocals? None other than Mr. Glenn Hughes, JB’s bandmate in Black Country Communion.
It’s also interesting to note that The Electric Pow Wow was released 4 years prior to Bonamassa’s debut solo album A New Day Yesterday.
Now for part 2 of the discovery. In doing a little reading about Stevie Salas I learned that Salas also played with Sass Jordan. Curious, I looked around and found these videos. Taken from a live performance at the Rose Theatre in Brampton, Ontario Canada in March of 2009, here’s High Road Easy and You Don’t Have To Remind Me.
Turn It Up!