I'm a huge fan of Joe Bonamassa and am active in promoting him wherever I get the opportunity. He received his first guitar from his father at the age of 4, and by age 7 he was playing Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix tunes note for note. At the age of 11, during a short period of being mentored by Danny Gatton, he learned such styles as country and jazz as well as Polka. During this time with Gatton, Bonamassa sat in with Gatton's band whenever they played in New York. He first opened for B. B. King at 12 years of age. After first hearing him play, King said,"This kid's potential is unbelievable. He hasn't even begun to scratch the surface. He's one of a kind." At 14, he was invited to attend a Fender guitar event; during that trip to the West Coast he met Berry Oakley, Jr. Bonamassa and Berry founded the group Bloodline with Miles Davis's son Erin and Robby Krieger's son Waylon.
Today, Joe Bonamassa is 34 years old and considered to be one of the best living guitarists on the planet. Joe is gracious and loyal to his fan base and always willing to take a few moments for each fan during meet and greets and actually talks to each one of them.
If you haven't heard of Joe, please take a moment to jump out to YouTube and see the song stop!
Try this one of "I just got paid" by Joe as well.
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We dig Joe also, he's a top notch blues-rocker with his own unique style.