On June 24, Peter Frampton
will issue his 15th studio album, "Hummingbird in a Box
As Ultimate Classic Rock
reports, this time around, the veteran rock guitarist has taken inspiration from an unlikely source - ballet dancing. Earlier this month, the Cincinnati Ballet's spring production featured his music, with Frampton and band performing live. "Writing for dance was a wonderfully freeing experience,"
Frampton said in a press release, "There were no boundaries. We were able to push the composing envelope."
This project has been in the works since 2012.
"Hummingbird in a Box" features seven songs written by Frampton and produced by Gordon Kennedy
. The duo previously hooked up for the 2006's Grammy-winning "Fingerprints
Frampton and his band will also be hitting the road again this summer. They will be teaming up on some dates with the Doobie Brothers
, while other nights will feature the return of "Frampton's Guitar Circus
," a format he debuted last year. A revolving cast of fellow guitarists including B.B.King
, Robert Cray
, Kenny Wayne Shepherd
and Roger McGuinn
participated last year. So far, Buddy Guy
is on board this time around.