Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa



Joseph Leonard Bonamassa (born May 8, 1977) is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter.

When he was only 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King.[2] In the last 13 years Bonamassa has put out 15 solo albums through his independent record label J&R Adventures, of which 11 have reached number 1 on the Billboard Blues charts.[2][3]

Bonamassa has played alongside such artists as Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Blondie Chaplin, Foreigner, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks among others.[4] His career highlights include performances at the Royal Albert Hall and a Grammy Award nomination in 2013. In addition to his music career, Joe Bonamassa runs a nonprofit organization called the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, whose mission it is to further music education by funding scholarships and providing music education resources to schools in need.



Live at Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening
Live at Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening is an album by musical artist Joe Bonamassa, released on June 23, 2017.
Song of Yesterday
Song of Yesterday is a song by musical artist Joe Bonamassa, released on April 26, 2017.
Rockin' Christmas Blues
Rockin' Christmas Blues is an album by musical artist Joe Bonamassa, released on December 9, 2016.
Black Country Communion

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Popular Albums26

Album Appearances & References28

Popular Songs2

Song Appearances & References1

Popular Live Albums1

Musical Groups2

TV Shows1

Collaborators & Influencers18

Other Music-Related Relationships6

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Awards & Nominations3

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Spotify - Albums & Singles42


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Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts34

Bell Centre
Montréal, Canada
November 20, 2017
FirstOntario Concert Hall
Hamilton, Canada
November 22, 2017
Fox Theatre Detroit
Detroit, United States
November 24, 2017
Connor Palace
Cleveland, United States
November 25, 2017
Stranahan Theatre
Toledo, United States
November 27, 2017
Old National Events Plaza
Evansville, United States
November 28, 2017
Walton Arts Center
Fayetteville, United States
November 30, 2017
Juanita K. Hammons Hall
Springfield, United States
December 1, 2017
Verizon Arena
Little Rock, United States
December 2, 2017
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Chattanooga, United States
December 4, 2017
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Greenville, United States
December 5, 2017
Township Auditorium
Columbia, United States
December 6, 2017
Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
Montgomery, United States
December 8, 2017
IP Casino Resort and Spa
Biloxi, United States
December 9, 2017
Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea (Cruise)
Miami, United States
February 6, 2018
Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea IV
Miami, United States
February 26, 2018
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Cardiff, United Kingdom
March 9, 2018
Manchester Arena
Manchester, United Kingdom
March 10, 2018
Carlisle Sands Centre
Carlisle, United Kingdom
March 11, 2018
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
March 13, 2018
Sage Gateshead
Gateshead, United Kingdom
March 14, 2018
Genting Arena
Birmingham, United Kingdom
March 16, 2018
The Brighton Centre
Brighton, United Kingdom
March 17, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany
March 20, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany
March 21, 2018
Dom Muzyki i Tańca
Zabrze, Poland
March 24, 2018
Stadthalle, Großer Saal
Chemnitz, Germany
March 25, 2018
Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
Nuremberg, Germany
March 26, 2018
Lanxess Arena
Cologne, Germany
March 28, 2018
Berlin, Germany
March 30, 2018
Berlin, Germany
March 31, 2018
Sparkassen Arena
Kiel, Germany
April 2, 2018
The Santander Performing Arts Center
Reading, United States
April 23, 2018
Rochester Auditorium Theatre
Rochester, United States
April 30, 2018

News Articles27

Sarah Rogo Plays the Blues
  –  September 22, 2017
Musicians, let's face it: It's not every day you get to jam with guitar god Joe Bonamassa and Jimmy Vivino onstage. So when local blues singer-songwriter Sarah Rogo did exactly that on Sept. 11 at a small Tarzana club called the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon ...
Tracks Of The Week: new music from Steven Wilson, The Cadillac Three and more
  –  September 22, 2017
Ones to watch out for. There’s a definite whiff of Joe Bonamassa (at his moodiest and coolest) about this Aussie-born, Europe based singer/guitarist. With All My Hope Is Gone, however, there’s a also a strong sense of early blues and folk, with guitar ...
Blues guitar star Joe Bonamassa returning to Easton's State Theatre
  –  September 22, 2017
One of the leading blues guitarists today will return to State Theatre in Easton, it was just announced. Joe Bonamassa, who opened for B.B. King when he was only 12 years old and has had 16 solo albums hit No. 1 on the Billboard Blues chart – the most of ...
Joe Bonamassa returning to Roanoke May 2 for Berglund show
  –  September 22, 2017
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  –  September 22, 2017
So when you’re at a studio, every week there was someone else in there – Glenn Hughes from Deep Purple was down the hall with Jason Bonham, Joe Bonamassa and then Lady Gaga is over there and then Wolf Alice is over here and Rufus Wainwright is over there.
Sam Kelly leads the way in a busy week for roots music in the North East
  –  September 22, 2017
He has won numerous awards and been the recipient of significant praise from other players, Joe Bonamassa among them. He has also played alongside some of the genre’s best with credits that include Hubert Sumlin, Robben Ford, Charlie Musselwhite ...
Buckethead at the Black Sheep
  –  September 20, 2017
Like Steve Vai, Joe Bonamassa, Les Claypool and others who’ve become legendary for their fretboard shredding — or, depending on your attitude toward technical excess, wanking — the masked guitarist is renowned for his musical prowess, without which ...
75+ fun things, including Halloween creeps, for week of Sept. 21-27
  –  September 20, 2017
Performers include Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Band of Horses, Amos Lee, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers and more . $79.50-$450. Louisville Strassenfest. Fourth Street Live, 400 S. Fourth St., 5-9 p.m ...
Grammy-Nominated Singer and Songwriter Beth Hart to Perform at House of Blues Las Vegas
  –  September 20, 2017
then reignited in the post-millennium as both a solo artist and the head-turning vocalist for guitar heroes like Joe Bonamassa, Slash and long-time collaborator Jeff Beck. But it’s in recent times that Hart has truly blossomed. In April 2015, she ...
The Top 10 Gibson Bluesmen Ever
  –  September 19, 2017
But in the here-and-now of electric blues, Joe Bonamassa has become a beacon. Joe is nothing if not a scholar and a genuine one at the that: you don’t get invited onstage by B.B. King aged 12 unless you’ve got something inherently special. For now ...
Five great things to do: Sept. 17-23
  –  September 17, 2017
Blues singer Beth Hart came out of the Los Angeles club scene, worked with Jeff Beck and Slash and saw her 2013 collaboration with guitarist Joe Bonamassa get a Grammy nomination. MUSIC: Wilco with Creamer, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Pinewood Bowl, Pioneers Park ...
Weekend: Bringin’ the butt shakin’ blues to Bascom
  –  September 17, 2017
The band’s music features everything from B.B. King and Muddy Waters to more contemporary artists like Rory Gallagher and Joe Bonamassa. The band features Bud Mowery on guitar; Glenn Roddy on vocals; John Whitlow on keyboards; Steve Wilson on harmonica ...
2017 Fall Arts Calendar
  –  September 16, 2017
Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall, 7 p.m. NOV. 16: Brandy Clark. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m. $15. NOV. 30: Joe Bonamassa. Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall, 8 p.m. DEC. 3: Voces8. Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall, 7 p.m. DEC. 3: Snails ...
Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers to Release The EastWest Sessions Today
  –  September 15, 2017
Recorded over five days at EastWest Studios in Hollywood with legendary blues rock producer Kevin "Caveman" Shirley (Led Zepplin, Joe Bonamassa, The Black Crowes, Aerosmith), the LP is a compilation of 11 gritty blues and rock tracks about adversity ...
A Few Moments With Glenn Hughes – Black Country Communion
  –  September 15, 2017
Fast forward to 2016 and a chance meeting between Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa post-Deep Purple’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a possible BCC reunion was back on the cards. Subsequently, this resulted in the band heading back into ...
My Favorite Riff with Nikki Sixx: Joe Bonamassa
  –  September 14, 2017
Joe brought over his beautiful 1959 Les Paul named “Buddy” to discuss how he got into the blues at such a young age, his love of B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and the riff that changed his life - Jeff Beck’s “Let Me Love You” off the album Truth.
Stage Buzz: Bourbon & Beyond
  –  September 14, 2017
With two main music stages, festival goers will enjoy music from these artists: Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Band of Horses, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers, Amos Lee, Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kenny Wayne ...
  –  September 14, 2017
Brand new studio album featuring 14 friends and a-list stars. Guests include: John Mayall, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Sonny Landreth, Joe Louis Walker and Warren Haynes. Other chart position are # 25 in Germany (his highest ever) and # 35 in Holland.
Nikki Sixx Launching 'My Favorite Riff' Series
  –  September 13, 2017
The weekly audio and video series launches tomorrow, SEPTEMBER 14th, with guitarist JOE BONAMASSA. SIXX will invite guitar and bass greats to his SIXX SENSE radio studio in LOS ANGELES and talk music, gear and life, as well as showcase their favorite riffs.
CAS7 Richard Austen Reports, Part 4
  –  September 13, 2017
Eva Cassidy’s vocals were pristine on “Fields of Gold” and the system could generate the smokey lounge vocals of Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa on “Close to My Fire.” The LM DAC in tube mode has a real advantage to many of the rooms in portraying ...
Hartford’s Black-Eyed Sally’s presents Paul Nelson in concert
  –  September 12, 2017
Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more. For tickets and information on the Sept. 30 concert at Black-Eyed Sally’s, at 350 Asylum St., Hartford call 860-278-7427 or visit A multi-Grammy nominated artist ...
Saxophonist Mindi Abair turns 'Pretty Good for a Girl' into anthem
  –  September 11, 2017
Abair collaborated with blues/rock producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley who had previously worked with the likes of Led Zepplin, Aerosmith, and blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, who joined Abair and The Boneshakers on the song “Pretty Good for a Girl.”
Laughter, tears, Friendships and Fred
  –  September 11, 2017
The last time I shared the pleasure of their company was a couple of years ago when we went to the mainland for a Joe Bonamassa concert. We met at Mr. Ho's, a favourite haunt of Fred's that served up specials at lunch that are so cheap it makes you wonder ...
Jim Allchin 'You Might Be Wrong' video
  –  September 11, 2017
That continues on Decisions, Allchin’s most assured set yet, and one on which he’s joined by some of the finest blues musicians in America today: Michael Rhodes and Reese Wynans of Joe Bonamassa’s acclaimed band, and drummer and producer Tom ...
Chicago Blues Brothers hit the stage in Worthing
  –  September 11, 2017
We have got a few Joe Bonamassa arrangements, and we have managed to update the arrangements for things like Rawhide. We just try to keep it as fresh as we possibly can. We keep the main Blues Brothers stuff, but the main thing is to keep it all vibrant ...
Glenn Hughes EXCLUSIVE interview reveals new Black Country Communion album and Deep Purple
  –  September 10, 2017
A bone fide hard rock supergroup, Hughes with his partners Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian have released three chart topping, hard riffing studio albums to date. 2017 has been a very busy year in the life of the man known as 'the voice of ...
Joe Bonamassa Unplugs to Record 'Live at Carnegie Hall'
  –  August 31, 2017
“I’m more of a hobbyist compared to acoustic cats such as Tommy Emmanuel and Andy McKee that have all the tricks down,” says electric-blues guru Joe Bonamassa, about his recent Live at Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening [J&R Adventures]. “But I ...

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