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Joe Bonamassa

- September 30, 2013

Wildly popular blues/rock practitioner Joe Bonamassa puts on a slick show, pressing his audience’s buttons with well-practised ease. Wearing a natty suit and wielding a selection of classic guitars, Joe’s arena-friendly blues is a record executive’s dream, and while his tunes and playing are both excellent, they lack a sense of individuality at times: now it sounds like Born Under A Bad Sign; this passage sounds like Jeff Beck. You know what you’re going to get with Joe, and with his powerful, emotive voice he delivers song after song, but it’s hard to picture him in a smoky Chicago dive.

Brighton Centre, 28 September 2013
Rating: ★★★★☆
Pete Langman




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  1. Quoting from other classics is a pretty established tradition in this style of music. One exampole would be Jeff Beck quoting a passage from Steppin’ Out during Jeff’s Boogie live, Clapton from Day Tripper etc. With regard to picturing him in a smokey Chicago Dive check him out with RockCandyFunkParty @ The Baked Potato.

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