Real-life stories which are almost too good to be true, often prove to be the best ones to tell. Joe Bonamassa's is a fine example. He was just four years old when he fell under the spell of Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar sound, and a year later he played the blues like a veteran. He was only ten years old when he began performing as a professional and at twelve he opened up for B.B. King - he still does by the way. Not long after that he, together with some other musicians' children (among others drummer Erin Davis, Miles' son) founded Bloodline, a band that was to be the spring-board to a successful career. Bonamassa wasn't surprised by his swift development: "My father was a guitar dealer and a guitarist himself, so there were always guitars around the house. They were part of everyday life."