The belief that children always follow in their parents’ footsteps proved true in the case of Joe Bonamassa, who today is a renowned guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In particular, his early interest in the guitar was due to his parents owning and running a guitar shop. His parents encouraged him to try music from an early age and today he has reached the pinnacle of his career in the entertainment industry.
Joseph Leonard Bonamassa popularly known by his Joe Bonamassa was born on May 8, 1977 in New Hartford, New York. Joe, an American national, was born to Len Bonamassa (father) and Debra Bonamassa (mother). He was raised alongside his only sister, Lindsay Bonamassa. Joe is a famous American blues-rock guitarist, composer and performer who started playing the guitar at the age of four. Early in his career, Joe received a lot of encouragement and support from his music-loving father, who also owned and ran a guitar shop. He gives a lot of credit to his parents who fostered the appreciation of music in his childhood life.
Joe’s father, Len Bonamassa, exposed theJeff Beck and Eric Clapton, singer of British blues-rock records, inspiring him greatly. Joe started playing guitar professionally when he needed to earn enough money to buy a fancy Nintendo game. He got his lessons at the age of 11 from none other than American guitar legend Danny Gatton. He had his own band named ‘Smokin’ Joe Bonamassa when he was 12 years old. The group had an impact on western New York, Pennsylvania and other cities like Buffalo and Scranton.
In order not to let his education suffer, Joe and his group only had the opportunity to perform on weekends, because school activities occupy weekdays. Eventually, the young guitarist met blues legend BB King at the age of 12, after his mother received a call from Richard Thornton, a promoter who operated locally, asking if Joe could play the first act of a concert featuring King. For his part, blues legend BB King was impressed with Joe’s performance and therefore invited him to do a summer tour with his own band.
Joe opened nearly 20 shows for BB King in 1989 and before the age of 18 he was involved in a band called Bloodline with the sons of Berry Oakley, Miles Davis and Robby Krieger. The band paid a lot of attention to the Bonamassa guitar store, although it did not become popular as expected.
A New Day Yesterday debut studio album by Joe which was released in 2000, featuring original tunes and covers by renowned artists such as Jethro Tull, Warren Haynes and Rory Gallagher. Gregg Allman made a guest appearance on the album titled If Sorrows Were Nickels and production was by Tom Dowd. This album was ranked number nine on the Billboard Blues chart.
Since then, Joe has become very strong in his chosen career. Between 2002 and 2006, three of his studio albums were ranked number 1 on the Billboard Blues Charts and five of his solo studio albums were ranked in the top 10. Joe enjoyed huge success with his live album. Beacon Theater – Live from New York released in 2012. The guitarist’s live acoustic album – An Acoustic Eveningat the Vienna Opera, which was born on March 26, 2013, was equally successful. The shows he performed in the same year include his spring 2013 tour at the famous Beacon Theater located in New York and the four shows he performed in London where he featured three different bands. Finally, on December 6, 2013, Joe and Beth Hart were nominated for a Grammy Award for their 2013 album titled Rocker in the Best Blues Album category. Joe’s other solo albums include Different Shades of Blue and So It ‘s Like That and myriad others.
Is Joe Bonamassa married? spouse
Sandi Thom was Joe’s official girlfriend for a very long time, their relationship lasted so long that people naturally started to expect to hear the good news of the lovebirds’ impending wedding, but to their surprise, a relationship that seemed Unsustainable on the outside gradually fell apart and the couple separated in 2015. There seems to be no chance of reconciliation as Sandi is now married to Matt and expecting her first baby. Joe, meanwhile, is still single and no new girlfriend replaces Sandi.
The famous singer, rock guitarist and songwriter has amassed a staggering net worth of $20 million. It is common knowledge that joe has released 15 solo albums in the past 13 years and that 11 of the 15 have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Blues charts and as such his net worth continues to appreciate over time. time.