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Title: 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Knopflerfan on January 22, 2014, 12:20:07 am
As you all might of guessed Joe Bonamassa is now officially my second favourite guitarist second only to the one and only MK, Therefore I have decided that as a lot on this forum seem interested too that I thought the idea of a JB thread was in order - that way we can discuss anything JB related without disturbing the main MK Threads...,

So lets have some serious JB chat, Tell us your favourite JB track?, Favourite studio album?, Favourite Live album and even favourite dvd/Blu-ray?

Have you like me seen JB Live? if so where and how was it for you?
Title: Re: Anything Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Knopflerfan on January 22, 2014, 12:28:21 am
Going to get the ball rolling...

I was first made aware of Joe Bonamassa on this forum when a thread linked JB saying how much he rated MK and listed him I think 5th favourite Strat player.

I then went out my way to listen to some of his material (Studio and Live) and to be honest I have not looked back. We both went to see Joe at Bournemouth on the second night of his tour last September (2013) and he was just amazing. There aren't many concerts where I go 'WOW' (except an MK Concert of course!) but that night sits high up there for me. Joe started with an acoustic set which was excellent before the opening few bars of 'Slow Train' pounded away and the electric set started and JB let rip!
Joe has so much energy and enthusiasm and you can just tell how much he and the band are enjoying it, let alone the audience.
To sum up: if you have never listened to JB - Then I suggest you do!
Title: Re: Anything Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: LoveExpresso on January 22, 2014, 08:06:23 am
Thanks for this!

Maybe one of the editors could clear up the 2014 MK RECORDING DIARY thread and move the last few Bonnamassa posts to this one, because I indeed had the feeling that the last few pages where too much off topic... just a suggestion of course from someone who is not interested in Joe the slightest but respects the enthusiasm of course. But Guy's diary has not even begun and there are already seven or eight pages...  :wave

LE
Title: Re: Anything Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: JF on January 22, 2014, 08:30:03 am
the firts Joe's recording I heard was Rockpalast, and I only have the black rock album

I like some tunes, but sometimes, it's a little bit too "technical" and fast for me. It sounds a little bit like Gary Moore, sometimes...

you know it seems like "I am going to show you how fast I can play", but it's not what blues is all about IMHO

for this kind of blues-rock style I prefer SRV or Derek Tuck, for examples


funny thing is that "JB" makes me think to "Jeff Beck", and Joe quoted lics from air blower in a song on rockpalast (can't remember which one)
Title: Re: Anything Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Knopflerfan on January 22, 2014, 08:31:17 am
Exactly LE,

The topic had long dissapeared therefore it was time to create an independant thread!

I created a new Thread for Marks 'New' album because it HAS begun and felt it would get lost if added to the original thread!
Title: Re: Anything Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Knopflerfan on January 22, 2014, 08:33:39 am
Yes I can agree that sometimes Joe does seem 'I'm gonna play fast just to show you' but I feel he has tidied up his licks as they are so much more melodic.

Try listening to the 'Newer' material and just realise how much he has matured.....
Title: Re: Anything Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: superval99 on January 22, 2014, 10:29:57 am
I downloaded the whole concert from the RAH 2009 and I enjoyed it to a point, but I still find his music extremely repetitive and I have yet to make it to the end of the concert before boredom sets in.  Maybe I have to try a bit harder, but he is a great guitarist, no doubt about it and I like his voice.   Sloe Gin is my favourite song, because it is a bit different to the rest, which all seems pretty much the same to me. 
Title: Re: Anything Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Justme on January 22, 2014, 07:03:01 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns0gVPviq4s
12-bar Blues lesson  :thumbsup

He seems to be a nice chap. But somehow his playing in the early records is a bit repetitive to me, although I have to admit that I don't have all his records by now. Oh, and his voice is a bit too smooth for my ears, maybe MK should invite him to the Mawson's from time to time.

I really do consider to see him live, when he is in my neck of the woods.
Title: Re: Anything Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: stormbreaker on January 23, 2014, 06:51:13 pm
I like the beat of Last Kiss, great song, made my holiday in Ontario, Canada.
Title: Re: Anything Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Knopflerfan on February 19, 2014, 04:49:19 pm
New 'Live' album - CD/DVD/Blu-ray with 'Beth Hart' announced! :clap

http://jbstore.jbonamassa.com/beth-and-joe/beth-hart-joe-bonamassa-
Title: Re: My passion for Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Darling Pretty on March 03, 2014, 09:33:41 pm
I just ordered the new Joe with Beth Hart DVD.
And also the Live at Iridium DVD/CD just arrived 2 days ago.

Bringing out 2 DVDs und 2 CDs this year. wow.  :clap :clap :clap :clap
Workaholic this man.

I just returned from his first European concert in D
Title: Re: My passion for Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Darling Pretty on July 29, 2015, 07:08:43 pm
As the MK European Tour comes to an end now it is time to think of maybe something different in the meantime.

My second fave guitarist after MK is definately Joe Bonamassa.
He is just about to start a 3 Kings Tribute Tour through the US. In its most beautiful Amphitheatres.
After that he comes to Europe/UK.

He has just changed his Band completely
It is now:

Joe Bonamassa on Guitar and Vocals
Michael Rhodes on Bass ( he played several tunes on MKs Golden Heart Album)
Anton Fig on Drums (formerly Letterman Drummer)
Reese Wynans on keys (from Stevie Ray Vaughans Double Trouble)
Daniel Sadownick on percussion (Rock Candy Funk Party)

This Band is really a Burner. After MKs the best in the World
Joe is always changing his shows and setlists immensely. He is just a brilliant guitarist
I saw him in Oct 14 and March 15. Songs that were in both setlists: only 4    ;D ;D ;D

If you have some interest in really rockin Blues a la SRV or Gary Moore or Jeff Healey. Go - you will not be disappointed
He just finished his next Album in Nashville. Days of recording: 7

Have Fun and enjoy

http://jbonamassa.com/tour-dates/ (http://jbonamassa.com/tour-dates/)
Title: Re: My passion for Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: ds1984 on July 29, 2015, 08:18:51 pm
I have liked what I heard from the live In Amsterdam with Beth.
Title: Re: My passion for Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Darling Pretty on July 29, 2015, 08:33:23 pm
Try his latest Blu-ray release: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks
Title: Re: My passion for Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: 11-54_Stringcheese on July 29, 2015, 11:20:11 pm
Not my cup of tea, but now I can listen to him singing because his voice has improved a lot.
Title: Re: My passion for Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 14, 2020, 12:26:59 pm
Since seeing MK on the last tour and most probably for the last time my attention turns further to JB albeit with a main focus still on MK (of course) but I've just purchased the 'Commemorative VIP' package for his latest LIVE show promoting his new album which was recorded at Abbey Road and which is to be streamed worldwide on Sunday 20th September 2020.

https://jbonamassa.com/streaming/worldwide-concert/

A few more Bonamassa links to MK which some may not know:

*Chad Cromwell plays drums on three tracks on Joe's 'Dust Bowl' album
*Jim Cox has played Piano with Joe....

*Another amazing fact is that here in my town was a music venue called 'Mr Kyps' and before it became a music venue it was my middle school.
In 2005 and also 10 years later in 2015 Joe played this little venue obviously in 2005 as a relative unknown but in 2015 as a rather well known star!!!! And so Joe has played guitar in my old school hall!!!!




Title: Re: My passion for Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: quizzaciously on August 14, 2020, 12:32:46 pm
I love the guy, follow him on Instagram, he's awesome. Seems like his love for vintage guitars is the biggest love towards vintage guitars I've ever seen. His voice is not my cup of tea, though, but his collaborations with other artists like Beth Hart are mind-blowingly awesome. I remember hearing "I'll Take Care Of You" for the first time and my jaw was literally on the floor. THAT guitar, THAT voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW3OrLHj0lQ
Title: Re: The Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: hunter on August 14, 2020, 07:12:53 pm
Joe's a phenomenal player, and his success is amazing considering he has no record label supporting him. It's all him and his little management group.


His weakest link, though, is the songwriting. I've listened to almost everything he's released, and nothing struck me or stuck with me.


My favorite setting that Joe appears in is the side project Rock Candy Funk Party. Great fun, great playing and catchy tunes.
Title: Re: The Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 18, 2020, 07:58:13 am
Joe's a phenomenal player, and his success is amazing considering he has no record label supporting him. It's all him and his little management group.


His weakest link, though, is the songwriting. I've listened to almost everything he's released, and nothing struck me or stuck with me.


My favorite setting that Joe appears in is the side project Rock Candy Funk Party. Great fun, great playing and catchy tunes.

Not sure I agree with regards Joe's songwriting especially in the later albums (Different shades of Blue, Blues of desperation & Redemption) as both his wording, singing and playing just seem to get stronger.

As a track 'The Ghost of Macon Jones' is a particular fave for me....

Where the river keeps on rollin', time marches on
The sun hides in the shadows, you know where you belong
You walk in the silence readin' names on the stones
You can roll with the tide, but you can't hide
From the ghost of Macon Jones
Well they always came to church, sat up in the back
Drank the holy water, dapper dressed in black
Away from the rich folk where they let down his bones
Now they whisper at the sermons
They can hear the ghost of Macon Jones
From the time he was a child, it was easy to make friends
Some swore they found, right up to the end
When he jumped off that bridge they just watched and went back home
They all cried to their mommas that they saw
The ghost of Macon Jones
In the nights, right along
In your fight, just stay strong
In the ill-fated wind, just go
Yeah you need to unlearn, what you've been told
No one knows what happened, 'cause the truth will often lie
Widows swear he loved 'em, he was born to make them cry
Sometimes a man believes he's destined to go at this life alone
If you head down that cold river you'll feel
The ghost of Macon Jones
Some say he died, with a smile on his face
Others say he cried, he never found his place
If you listen to your fears you might hear his restless moan
When they start digging up your dirt
You'll meet the ghost of Macon Jones
If you see your reflection in the water
That's the ghost of Macon Jones
Title: Re: The Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: hunter on August 18, 2020, 02:24:27 pm
He has improved immensely the last few years, I'll give you that.
Title: Re: The Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 18, 2020, 03:09:03 pm
The latest 'Single' - I'm impressed personally....

https://youtu.be/PZyIouoc5pY
Title: Re: My passion for Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 18, 2020, 03:11:32 pm
I love the guy, follow him on Instagram, he's awesome. Seems like his love for vintage guitars is the biggest love towards vintage guitars I've ever seen. His voice is not my cup of tea, though, but his collaborations with other artists like Beth Hart are mind-blowingly awesome. I remember hearing "I'll Take Care Of You" for the first time and my jaw was literally on the floor. THAT guitar, THAT voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW3OrLHj0lQ

Grab the 'Amsterdam' concert together if you can, it will blow your mind!!!
Title: Re: My passion for Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: quizzaciously on August 18, 2020, 04:16:00 pm
I love the guy, follow him on Instagram, he's awesome. Seems like his love for vintage guitars is the biggest love towards vintage guitars I've ever seen. His voice is not my cup of tea, though, but his collaborations with other artists like Beth Hart are mind-blowingly awesome. I remember hearing "I'll Take Care Of You" for the first time and my jaw was literally on the floor. THAT guitar, THAT voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW3OrLHj0lQ

Grab the 'Amsterdam' concert together if you can, it will blow your mind!!!

Beth Hart toured twice in Russia and both times I was there to hear it, though both times I wish Joe would be there to blow the roof off the concert hall with his guitar playing ;D
Title: Re: The Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: hunter on August 18, 2020, 05:37:58 pm
The latest 'Single' - I'm impressed personally....

https://youtu.be/PZyIouoc5pY (https://youtu.be/PZyIouoc5pY)


This was really good. Tight and powerful vocal perfomance by Joe. I was also pleased that the guitar was really restrained, only some bars with hot playing, the rest was either the melodic hook or some riffing. The guitar tone is just insanely good. And you've got to give it to the man, there aren't many acts out there today playing this kind of music. For people who love guitar-based rock and blues rock, Joe is the guy these days.
Title: Re: The Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 18, 2020, 08:22:00 pm
Also from the forthcoming 'Royal Tea' album which was recorded at Abbey Road. Cant help feeling this would be an excellent Bond theme...

https://youtu.be/48Dl1e4afnY
Title: Re: The Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Darling Pretty on August 31, 2020, 07:31:35 pm
I am totally with you here Knopflerfan and hunter.
When I was a bit disappointed by the Privateering Tour 2013 I was looking for another Band or artist to follow.
Something different and maybe new.
in 2014 I found Joe Bonamassa. By Incident on eventim
I watched some youtube vids and bought tickets for his Dusseldorf show. Awesome.
Then I watched the 4 DVDs Tour de Force and became a fan. Saw his Brussels concert and was by then addicted.

He is a great guitarist and maybe the hardest working man in music business. Tours immensely. and so on.
My favourite Joe performances are the ones with Rock candy Funk party. A lot of funk, rythm and guitar solos. Very improvising.
you can watch them play the Baked potato in LA when you look at youtube.

His songwriting is done now by other Nashvillian songwriters. He never does it alone. He is not Bob Dylan or MK. Far from it away.
But guitarwise he is one of my faves now. But OK. He will never reach the tone of our MK.
But in the world of modern blues. My No 1.

Joe led me also to other artists. And I thank him for that.
Everybody who likes JB has to check out the following Guitarists. They are very talented...

Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Ryan McGarvey
Eric Gales (joe is producing his new record)
Josh Smith
JD Simo
Kris Barras
Walter Trout
Kirk Fletcher

This little Blues family helps me to enjoy live music while MK writes Musicals and goes on Tour the next time.

I also recommend to attend his Pay Per View concert on September 20th
USD 20 is worth the money
He performs at the Ryman Auditorium Nashville

His Bassplayer is Michael Rhodes. One of the closest friends of Richard Bennett and Golden Heart Bass Player
His Keyboard player Reese Wynans is from SRV Double trouble and he attended MK Gig in LA in 2015
He played with Mike Henderson for his DVD Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks
He was also invited to play in Nashville with the Band from Michael Rhodes and Chad Cromwell

You see. Musical World is not that big
Give JB a listen
Best Band in the World after MKs
But it is very close

Title: Re: The Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 17, 2020, 10:50:03 am
Good post steinei...

Grab some of Joe's 13+ Bluray/DVDs and watch a real talent....love the way he play any genre at the touch of a hat...
Really cannot wait for Sunday evening's live performance now!! -  alas I've paid for the 'VIP' ticket to include my 'picture' to be seated in the auditorium and my name added to the end credits for both the initial perfomace and latterly the dvd/Bluray.....
Title: Re: The Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: hunter on September 17, 2020, 11:57:56 am
alas I've paid for the 'VIP' ticket to include my 'picture' to be seated in the auditorium and my name added to the end credits for both the initial perfomace and latterly the dvd/Bluray.....


Now, that's a fan! :D
Title: Re: The Joe Bonamassa thread!!
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 17, 2020, 02:13:09 pm
alas I've paid for the 'VIP' ticket to include my 'picture' to be seated in the auditorium and my name added to the end credits for both the initial perfomace and latterly the dvd/Bluray.....


Now, that's a fan! :D

And I am too! But I think it was the novelty value of the package at what I think is a good price for what you receive. The other 'nice touch' is I will receive an emailed picture of Joe with the 'pictures'!
Title: Re: The 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 21, 2020, 10:12:48 am
Had a fantastic night last night in Nashville albeit as a cardboard cut out!
The gig was amazing and incredibly 'eery' as JB and his stellar band played the Ryman Auditorium in front of 1,600 fan cut outs and of course it was streamed worldwide! Fantastic playing as you would expect from Joe who showcased his forthcoming new album 'Royal Tea' which was recorded at Abbey Road studios...
After each song there was a deafening 'silence' which was very strange...

All in all this was brilliant and I'm grateful to have been able to give financially to this worthwhile project....
Title: Re: The 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: dmg on September 21, 2020, 01:21:57 pm
So the show was a cut-out, not a sell-out?  ;D
Title: Re: The 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: hunter on September 21, 2020, 03:07:43 pm
The actually made physical cardboard prints? Wow. I'd have thought they'd do it digitally.
Title: Re: The 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 21, 2020, 03:26:19 pm
Fantastic effort by all concerned. With regards the picture I posted, Joe's parents are there in the front row next to Joe's left arm!!!
Title: Re: The 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 21, 2020, 03:28:06 pm
So the show was a cut-out, not a sell-out?  ;D

 :smack :smack :smack :smack :smack :smack :smack :smack :wave
Title: Re: The 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: superval99 on September 21, 2020, 05:59:19 pm
Pleased to hear you had a good time, Knopflerfan.

BTW Is that MK I see sitting just below the red circle?     :think
Title: Re: The 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 28, 2020, 10:02:38 pm
Pleased to hear you had a good time, Knopflerfan.

BTW Is that MK I see sitting just below the red circle?     :think

Haha, yes could be!!!!! :wave
Title: Re: The 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 21, 2020, 05:27:56 pm
I'm getting excited as it's now just two days to go until 'Royal tea' is released....although I should have a 'digital' copy sent to me as part of the Ryman VIP package...
Title: Re: The 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 23, 2020, 02:56:18 pm
And so the big day has arrived and it's the new album 'Royal Tea' to listen to. Having been teased with the tracks just under a month ago 'Live' at the Ryman theatre in Nashville which was streamed worldwide I've now recieved my three various editions of the album - Limited edition' transparent Vinyl, Collectors CD in tin and a HMV exclusive Gatefold CD edition. Oh and a hand signed one coming from Joe too!!!!
'Royal Tea' was recorded at Abbey Road in January 2020 and the first impressions are that this is something very special indeed.
The album is largely co written with Bernie Marsden and also Jools Holland my fave track has to be 'Beyond the silence' written solely by JB...
Joe's vocals and guitar playing are sublime and the quality of the tracks has blown my mind! I suggest any Bonamassa wannabe fans give this a go - you will not be disappointed.....
Title: Re: 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Darling Pretty on October 23, 2020, 07:57:59 pm
Nice to see you on both Forums knopflerfan and Bonaknopfler   ;D

I just listend and must say: A Killer album. 10 fab Tracks. No skipper. Nice vocals, Guitars, Bass and THAT Drum sound.
Awesome

Very good album. Must buy for Rock and Blues Fans
Title: Re: 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: quizzaciously on October 23, 2020, 09:57:30 pm
Nice to see you on both Forums knopflerfan and Bonaknopfler   ;D

I just listend and must say: A Killer album. 10 fab Tracks. No skipper. Nice vocals, Guitars, Bass and THAT Drum sound.
Awesome

Very good album. Must buy for Rock and Blues Fans

Wow. Yes, it's a very strong album. I like the cover picture! And I like tea :lol
Title: Re: 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 24, 2020, 12:15:03 am
Nice to see you on both Forums knopflerfan and Bonaknopfler   ;D

I just listend and must say: A Killer album. 10 fab Tracks. No skipper. Nice vocals, Guitars, Bass and THAT Drum sound.
Awesome

Very good album. Must buy for Rock and Blues Fans

Good to see you on both too!! :wave

This latest studio album of Joe's is like you say a complete and utter Killer album and I agree no skippers at all - the album just gets better each time you listen to it - and that's been a lot today!!! The vinyl sounds awesome too! A No.1 contender I do believe - got to beat that Buble chap at least....

Joe is immense this particular album! As for the Drum sound - it is Anton Figg after all!!!
Title: Re: 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Darling Pretty on November 12, 2020, 09:21:37 am
hmmmmm. from somewhere I know this Man...   :think
Look closer
Title: Re: 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: dmg on November 12, 2020, 06:25:15 pm
Yes, Scott McKeon has been a member of Sir Tom Jones' band.
Title: Re: 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Darling Pretty on November 14, 2020, 09:32:57 am
did not know that  :P
But look who's presented that show / tour
Title: Re: 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Knopflerfan on February 01, 2021, 10:15:47 pm
Monday night with Joe is...... (Makes a nice change from him talking about Crapton!!)
Title: Re: 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: dustyvalentino on February 03, 2021, 08:35:39 pm
Monday night with Joe is...... (Makes a nice change from him talking about Crapton!!)
What was this?


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Knopflerfan on March 02, 2021, 02:21:15 pm
Monday night with Joe is...... (Makes a nice change from him talking about Crapton!!)
What was this?


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

It was just Joe sending a link to a video of DS and praising MK! Fabulous that JB respects MK......
Title: Re: 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Knopflerfan on March 02, 2021, 02:26:46 pm
Of all the dates but it's April 1st when Joe will play another live session on Pay-per-view but this time forming the 'power trio' with Anton Fig (Drums) and Michael Rhodes (Bass)....

I've again opted for the VIP package and am looking forward to this event.

https://shop.jbonamassa.com/collections/acl-livestream
Title: Re: 'Joe Bonamassa' thread
Post by: Knopflerfan on April 13, 2021, 10:28:28 pm
Of all the dates but it's April 1st when Joe will play another live session on Pay-per-view but this time forming the 'power trio' with Anton Fig (Drums) and Michael Rhodes (Bass)....

I've again opted for the VIP package and am looking forward to this event.

https://shop.jbonamassa.com/collections/acl-livestream

Well what a storming concert it was on the 1st April with Joe playing for 2.5 hrs - ok it was 2am BST here in the UK but it was worth staying awake for! I now have the pleasure of rewatching the concert for a month before eventual release......

It was fantastic to see my 'mug shot' on the end credits and to know the monies raised by Joe will go to helping musicians who because of the epidemic have lost much needed revenue....

In conversation with dmg shortly after we both agreed whilst it would be cool for MK to do a Livestream of sorts but we concluded he probably couldnt be bothered and also probably not up to it sadly......