He was honored twice in Guitar Player Magazine’s June 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards winning “Best Overall Guitarist” for the first time and “Best Blues Guitarist” for the fourth consecutive year. On June 26, he played the main stage at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago.
Bonamassa’s recording career began in the early ’90s with Bloodlines, a rock-blues group also featuring Robby Krieger’s son Waylon and Miles Davis’ son Erin. His solo debut was in 2000 with the Tom Dowd-produced A New Day Yesterday. Bonamassa’s chart-topping Black Rock, released in March of 2010, features thirteen tracks split between Bonamassa originals and selections by songwriters including Bobby Parker, John Hiatt, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Beck, Otis Rush, Willie Nelson, James Clark and Blind Boy Fuller. It also includes a duet with B.B. King.
In May 2009, he played a sold out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and had the honor of being joined on stage by the legendary Eric Clapton. Joe Bonamassa – Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a 2-disc live DVD was released in October of 2009 and will be featured on KNME in December. Also, in 2009, Bonamassa was awarded the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the U.K.’s prestigious Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards.
“Joe is not only one of the world's best guitar players, but he is also one of the most charismatic and down to earth performers in the business…I would get out and see this guy the first chance you get.” -Paul Roy, Blues Bash.org
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 12, 2010 at 10AM and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $39-$69. For more information and updated tour schedule, visit www.jbonamassa.com
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