Joe Bonamassa Guitar Solo on “Wind In Your Hair”

Wind In Your Hair by Steve Louw feat Joe Bonamassa

In January last year, Joe Bonamassa, his band and I went to Abbey Road Studios in London to make an album, that was to become Royal Tea. After we finished tracking the album I went to Nashville to make a record with my long time friend from South Africa, Steve Louw. It was in the middle of this that I realized we’d forgotten to do a guitar solo on the title track of Joe’s album. So I called Joe (he was on tour, in Florida at the time and he said he could stop by the studio in Nashville on his way to Chicago. Which he did, in his big luxury tour bus. He walked into the studio carrying his fender amp and one guitar and we did the solo, that you now hear on his album. As I was in the middle of recording Steve Louw‘s album, Steve asked if Joe’d be interested in playing a solo on one of his tracks. Steve had been very accommodating and just let us use his studio time, and Joe commented “well I suppose there’s no such thing as a free lunch” He then played a blinding one-take guitar solo on this wonderful track of Steve’s called “Wind in your Hair” Enjoy it!

Steve’s new album called Headlight Dreams is out on May 7.
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Published by Brian Currin

Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including www.rock.co.za which he founded in 1999.

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