Not many guitarists can boast opening for B.B. King at the age of 12, but then again, Joe Bonamassa started playing at 4. Encouraged by his father, who owned a music store, and sparked by the sounds of Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck records, the young bluesman was trained and mentored by American guitar legend Danny Gatton before forming his own band and playing live whenever and wherever he could. Today considered one of our best living guitarists, Joe’s style is warm and nostalgic – a throwback to the great rock and blues artists of yesteryear but revitalized with catchy riffs, mind-blowing solos, and intricate fingerpicking.
Throughout a storied career, Joe has recorded 16 albums, amassed awards, charted #1 hits, and played some of the great venues the world – averaging 200 live shows a year (pre-Covid). Busy as he is, he’s also one of the most down-to-earth and generous guys you’ll ever meet. An Advisory Board member at Notes for Notes, Joe headlined their 2nd and 4th Annual Seymour Duncan Benefit Concerts with blistering acoustic and electric sets. He's also spent time in their Nashville studios meeting and jamming with young musicians as well as providing personal gear and signed memorabilia for N4N auctions.
To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of his debut album, “A New Day Yesterday,” Joe released a newly re-mixed and re-recorded version called “A New Day Now” – with all-new vocals and some fresh guitar licks, too. It’s a must-have for any blues, rock and roots music fan. With gratitude to Joe for his great work and generosity, we’re donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of his CD to the Notes for Notes organization.