Joe Bonamassa Tours Dust Bowl With EV
November 15, 2011
Blues rock titan Joe Bonamassa is currently on tour with his trusty Electro-Voice equipment, promoting his latest long-player “Dust Bowl.”
The hard-touring guitarist has loaded all his cabinets with EVM12L speakers for years, and their legendary full-bandwidth performance has become an essential element of his carefully crafted tone. Bonamassa and long-time tour manager/FOH engineer Warren Cracknell loaded three fresh 4 x 12 cabinets with more EVM12Ls for the latest tour, all set to do duty onstage alongside some newer additions to their EV inventory: multiple RE320 microphones. The latest addition to EV's RE Performance family of mics, the RE320 fine-tunes the functionality of the iconic RE20 and updates its familiar form.
“Joe has a big sound, and our equipment needs to keep up. That’s why we work with EV.”
“We loved the RE320s the first time we heard them,” says Cracknell. “In fact we put them to work immediately, replacing the mics we had been using on Joe's cabinets. Just like the EVM12Ls in the guitar cabs, they have a warm, full, transparent character that captures the richness of Joe’s sound perfectly. We’re also using them on the kick drum and Leslie cabinet. We now have EV-equipped rigs around the world, and wherever we are – Europe, Australia, or the States – we know that gear will serve us well show after show, without the failures we’ve experienced from other less heavy-duty speakers and mics. Joe has a big sound, and our equipment needs to keep up. That’s why we work with EV.”
Photos: Rick Belt