Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa

About Joe Bonamassa

Blues musician Joe Bonamassa first picked up the guitar at age four and was playing clubs by age 12, which led to a gig opening for legendary bluesman B.B. King.

∙ In 2009, he dueted with his hero Eric Clapton on a cover of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “Further On Up the Road,” and he teamed up with Paul Rodgers on two Bad Company songs in 2011.
∙ Bonamassa has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, including Best Blues Album for his 2013 Beth Hart collaboration, Seesaw.
∙ He is a member of Black Country Communion, a blues-rock supergroup featuring one-time Deep Purple member Glenn Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham.
Different Shades of Blue, his 2014 LP, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart and featured a song cowritten by Journey’s Jonathan Cain.
∙ In 2017, he won B.B King Entertainer of the Year and Best Instrumentalist - Guitar at the annual Blues Music Awards.
∙ He’s landed more albums on Billboard’s Blues chart than any other musician—a total of 23 as of the 20th anniversary reissue of his debut album, A New Day Now.

  • HOMETOWN
    Utica, NY
  • BORN
    08 May 1977