Joe Bonamassa | British Blues Explosion Live
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Almost two years have passed since Joe Bonamassa played Greenwich Music Time Festival. And yet, as the guitarist plays the opening notes of ‘Beck’s Bolero’, one’s immediately transported back to that warm summer night in July 2016 when, on the grounds of historic Old Naval College, Bonamassa paid his respects to the stars of the British blues explosion.
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Joe Bonamassa | Greenwich Music Time | 7 July 2016
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Tribute shows are the stuff of sequined jumpsuits, soulless karaoke backing tapes, and slavish recreations of crowd-pleasing hits.
Joe Bonamassa clearly didn’t get the memo. No contrived nostalgia cash-in, his Salute To The British Blues Explosion is a heartfelt celebration of three men whose music shaped his life: Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page.
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Joe Bonamassa is celebrating the British blues rock guitarists who inspired him with five concerts across the UK.
‘Joe Bonamassa In Concert: A Salute To The British Blues Explosion’ will see the musician pay homage to Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page at venues like heritage castles at Hoghton and Newark as well as the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich; Bonamassa headlines the Greenwich London Music Time Festival on 7 July 2016.
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