At a Joe Bonamassa concert you’re going to hear a solo or two… or twenty. There’s just no way around it. Yet, those solos, most of which are supplied by “Smokin’ Joe” and his guitar, are of the virtuoso blues variety. They are one of main reasons for purchasing Joe Bonamassa tickets.
Joe Bonamassa is a legendary blues man. Attending a Joe Bonamassa tour stop is a master class in the blues and how to play the guitar. One of our favorite techniques is when Bonamassa turns down the volume of his axe, strums a note, and then slowly turns up the volume. It’s like the note comes out of nowhere! It’s just one of the many things Bonamassa does in concert that will blow your mind.
Who's Joe Bonamassa?
Joe Bonamassa is a blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He has jammed with a number of big name musicians including Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, and Derek Trucks. He has also collaborated with singer Beth Hart.
Joe Bonamassa hails from New Hartford, New York. He was born May 8, 1977.
He started playing the guitar at age four. He was in a band when he was 12 and opened for B.B. King when he was just 18.
Which Joe Bonamassa Album Is The Best?
Joe Bonamassa’s debut opus popped in October of 2000. It’s one of his strongest releases.
The artist’s next four albums were solid but generally not considered her best. Staring with Sloe Gin in 2007, the guitarist improved his songwriting prowess which meant he improved his studio albums.
That means albums like Black Rock (2010), Dust Bowl (2010), and Driving Towards the Daylight (2012) are candidates for Bonamassa’s best work. If we had to pick one over the others we’d go with The Ballad of John Henry (2009).
What Band Was Joe Bonamassa In?
When he was 12 years old, the guitarist fronted his own band called Smokin' Joe Bonamassa. Other groups that have called him a member include Bloodline, Black Country Communion, and Rock Candy Funk Party.
What Guitar Does Joe Bonamassa Play?
It’s hard to say, from day to day, from concert to concert, what guitar Joe Bonamassa plays. After all, he has 300 of them.
We can name his favorite guitar though. That’s his 1959 Les Paul Sunburst.
The blues man doesn’t sing the blues when he goes to the bank. Joe Bonamassa’s net worth is figured to be around $20 million.