Joe Bonamassa—British Blues Explosion Live
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Sunday, Aug. 14, at 4:30 AM
Monday, Aug. 15, at 9:30 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 17, at midnight
Tuesday, Aug. 23, at midnight and 8 PM
Joe Bonamassa’s love of the British blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration. The internationally renowned guitarist pays special homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him—Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.
As a child prodigy, Bonamassa was finessing Stevie Ray Vaughan licks when he was seven and by the time he was 10, had caught B.B. King’s ear. 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.”
By age 12, Bonamassa was opening shows for the blues icon and went on to tour with venerable acts including Buddy Guy, Foreigner, Robert Cray, Stephen Stills, Joe Cocker and Gregg Allman.
As he grows his reputation as one of the world’s greatest guitar players, Bonamassa is also evolving into a charismatic blues-rock star and singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance.
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Joe Bonamassa Concert
Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, at 8 PM
Key Bank State Theatre, Playhouse Square
Two tickets for $350
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