For most of us, growing older means making concessions. We concede the dream of fronting a rock band and touring the world, choosing to get a good degree instead. We concede becoming an astronaut to explore space and settle for exploring the job market. We concede the million-dollar mansion and sign for a nice mortgage and a sensible loan.
At 33 years of age, Joe Bonamassa hasn’t made a single concession. Because unlike most of us, Joe never said, “When I grow up…”
Twelve years young, Bonamassa opened for the legendary B.B. King and ever since he’s been hard at work becoming the “Ambassador of Blues” for the next generation. Today he boasts sold out shows at the world’s top venues, a string of successful studio and live albums, and international recognition as one of the best performing guitarists in the world.
We caught up with Joe a few hours before he walked on stage at the St. Denis Theatre in Montreal, Canada to ask him a few questions about latest album, Dust Bowl. Lucky for us – and perhaps you, too – he just happened to have an original 1957 Gibson Les Paul Custom lying around his dressing room. What are the odds?
Check out part one of our exclusive video interview with Joe Bonamassa, only on Guitar Planet! Be sure to tune in for part two to hear Joe talk about the blues, growing up in the music business, and his love of guitars.
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