This is one reason we love Joe Bonamassa.
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.,” wrote Dickens in A Christmas Carol.
Joe Bonamassa has got that covered. This renowned blues man does a lot for charity, especially music education foundation Keeping the Blues Alive.
Now, he is offering a marvelous Christmas song, “Lonesome Christmas,” an up-tempo number despite the title, for free download. And for every dow.nload, he is donating money to Keeping the Blues Alive.
Here is the official press release to explain all about it. I downloaded my copy this morning. Go get yours now.
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Celebrated blues rock master Joe Bonamassa is helping Christmas to arrive a bit early this season with the release of a special, all-new never-before-heard Christmas song that will be available to download and share online for free. In the spirit of the season, for every individual download of the song between December 10th and 25th, Bonamassa will donate money to the Keeping the Blues Alive (KTBA) foundation, a non-profit he founded in 2011 and oversees to promote the heritage of the blues to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education in public schools. Bonamassa’s goal is to raise $25,000 in total, and every individual download will help get him closer to that goal.
To date, KTBA has funded 111 music projects and five scholarships across the 50 states, reaching over 20,000 students. This past summer, Bonamassa played to a sold-out crowd of over 9,000 fans at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. For each ticket sold, $5 was donated directly to KTBA, raising over $40,000 to fund struggling music programs around the country. In February 2015, Bonamassa will headline “Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea,” a four-day music festival aboard the beautiful Norwegian Pearl, which has raised $25,000 for KTBA.
The new track is “Lonesome Christmas”, a catchy, up-tempo blues rocker with energetic vocals, evocative horns, and of course some fiery guitar soloing from the man hailed as a titan of the genre.
Download the song here:
Watch the music video here:
This holiday season, help Joe Bonamassa spread the gift of music and, with this free download, bring a little joy to those in need.
Originally posted by Rhetta at http://www.examiner.com/article/now-that-s-christmas-spirit-joe-bonamassa-provides-free-download-for-charity