Joe Bonamassa has emerged as the Ambassador of the Guitar in an era where the art of guitar mastery seems to be fading. In many circles, Joe B. (as he’s known among guitar veterans) is regarded as the modern day torch- bearer for what many thought was a lost art and he proved it in Orlando, Florida on December 16, 2014 through his thoroughly enjoyable and dynamic performance.
The Orlando show was show number 29 on the Fall 2014 North American tour that has consisted of 53 days, 6,705 miles, 19 States and 58,000 happy fans. I had a chance to meet Joe B., one of the hardest working men in show business, backstage before the show and he expressed what a whirlwind and personally fulfilling year it has been. Joe Bonamassa’s work ethic is second to none and he has been proving that for years. In concert, he doesn’t do a lot of talking; instead, he let’s his music and his blazing guitar playing do the talking for him…and boy does he have a lot to say with one of his 1959 Gibson Les Paul Bursts in his hands.