Joe Bonamassa is a great musician and vocalist, thanks to which we can occasionally recall how once sounded the real hardly played blues-rock. Dinosaurs have long since disappeared, these rocks too, so their music, although beautiful and grasping the heart, but somewhere out for the current generation of young people. Bonamassa refreshed us this kind of hard-blues atmosphere and it turns out that people want to listen to it, as can be proved by the great commercial success of his music.
Joe Bonamassa’s artistic activity can dazzle some, and even charge the artist for excessive exposing his person. It actually releases more albums, both studio, and concert, at unprecedented tempo.
His music neatly describes as “postmodern blues”: it is influenced by the blues from the Delta of the Mississippi, the British Blues Invasion of the 60’s, and purely rocky plays. What connects these elements into a coherent whole is the virtuosity over which the master is constantly working.
He also likes to share his knowledge with young guitarists and musicians in general: participating in the Blues in the Schools program travels to American schools to encourage children to enjoy the blues.
As he says, he devoted himself to music a long time ago, and, though it required sacrifices, he did not regret this decision for a moment.
This decision is also welcomed by his fans, who give their master an unholy praise, crowding all over his concerts.
Joe Bonamassa borrows his late idol Rory Gallagher’s Stratocaster to perform the song Sloe Gin during his rock history London show at the Royal Albert Hall.
Thanks to Joe Bonamassa Fan Omegalast800 for this footage.