Sunday, September 16, 2012

Black Country Communion

Black Country Communion was formed in 2009 by bassist and lead vocalist Glenn Hughes, guitarist and vocalist Joe Bonamassa, keyboardist Derek Sherinan and drummer Jason Bonham. Glenn Hughes is well-known in the world of rock music having performed with Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and others. Derek Sherinan gained fame with prog-metal band Dream Theater. Jason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin's legendary drummer John Bonham, has worked with many major stars including the remaining members of his father's band while Joe Bonamassa is a well-respected, highly successful musician in his own right. No question this band is loaded with talent. But does this band have what it takes to make it to the stage at Woodstock in 1969?

On their first two albums released in 2010 and 2011, Black Country Communion established themselves as a powerhouse rock band with roots in the classic rock of yesteryear with even deeper roots in the blues while still bringing a fresh sound to the mix. With tracks like "An Ordinary Son" and "Man in the Middle," these guys have established themselves as one of the best new bands of the millennium. This is a band that could easily -- and proudly -- share the stage with acts such as Canned Heat, Ten Years After and The Who. Yes, this band is definitely Woodstock!