Blues-guitar legend Joe Bonamassa hosted three shows at the Beacon Theatre last week. He was born in Upstate New York and at some point lived just ten blocks north of the Beacon. The self-proclaimed “fat kid with a guitar” opened up for B.B. King at the age of 12. During a break between songs, Bonamassa had a big “fuck you to all the naysayers” who told him he would have better luck playing the lottery than making it as a guitarist. He obviously did not let that affect him, and thanked his parents, who were present, and everyone else who helped him out over the years.
Joe with some help from Anton Fig on drums, Hall of Famer Reese Wynans on keyboards, and a few Australian back up singers played a hard hitting fourteen song set that lasted over two hours. The set contained covers of Albert King, Leon Russell and Led Zeppelin.
Article: Michael DiGiovanni