Joe Bonamassa | Live At The Greek Theatre | 9/10
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“Playing blues music, it’s timing,” explains B.B. King in the archival news clip that opens ‘Live At The Greek Theatre’. “You don’t always know where the children get this from, but all I know is he got it,” the blues legend says of Joe Bonamassa – who, at the time, was 13.
Fast-forward 25 years to 2015 and Bonamassa, now a blues legend himself, embarks on a US tour celebrating the music of the ‘Three Kings’: B.B., Albert, and Freddie. The 14-date trek culminates at The Greek, an historic Los Angeles amphitheatre that proves to be the perfect setting for this celebration of equally historic music.
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Just weeks after Joe Bonamassa’s triumphant show at Greenwich Music Time, the blues musician has announced his return to London.
Bonamassa – whose Salute To The British Blues Explosion treated fans at Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College to the music of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page – plays the Royal Albert Hall on 20 and 21 April 2017.
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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 | Blues of Desperation | 9/10
How, more than 10 years in, do you create a career-defining album? Have an affair with someone in the band who’s married to someone else in the band while you’re already sleeping with someone else in the band, then record songs about the fallout while doing huge amounts of cocaine? Spend three years writing and recording, and another three months mixing, 60 minutes of music, while coming to terms with the $4.5-million in studio bills and your drummer losing an arm?
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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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