Joe Bonamassa Information
Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock guitarist and singer. His genres include rock and roll, blues rock and hard rock. He began his career as the guitarist in the band Bloodline. His first solo album was released in 2000 and was entitled "A New Day Yesterday." Since then, Bonamassa has released nine more solo studio albums, four live albums and three live DVDs.
Joe Bonamassa's music career took off early. He heard Stevie Ray Vaughan at age four and was hooked on his high-powered playing. At age eight Bonamassa opened for B.B. King and at age 12 he was playing regularly all over upstate New York. He joined the band Bloodline in his teens as a guitarist but moved on in summer 2000 to guest for Roger McGuinn on Jethro Tull's summer tour. In that same year he released his debut solo album, "A New Day Yesterday" and enlisted drummer Kenny Kramme and bassist Eric Czar to come on tour with him to support the album.
His next project was a studio disc entitled "So, It's Like That." He also released a document of the tour, "A New Day Yesterday Live." In 2011 he released "Blues Deluxe" which featured nine cover versions of classic blues songs and three original pieces. More releases include "You & Me" in 2006, "Sloe Gin" in 2007, "Life from Nowhere in Particular" in 2008 and the DVD "Live from the Royal Albert Hall" in 2009.
In 2010, Bonamassa teamed up with the Premier Artists label, Black Rock to release his first disc featuring a guest appearance by B.B. King. Then came a debut album from "Black Country Communion" in 2010 followed by its sequel, "Black country Communion's 2" in 2011. In May 2012, Bonamassa released the album "Driving Towards the Daylight." He is currently on tour and will be stopping in Boston on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Wang Theater.