Bluesrock - Blues
Joe Bonamassa (vocals, guitar); Rick Melick (keyboard); Carmine Rojas (bass); Bogie Bowles (drums).
Sat 10 July 2010 19:30 - 20:45 Nile
We can say quite simply that Joe Bonamassa is a born guitarist. How else can you explain that at age twelve he was already so skilled that he was the crowd warmer for the legendary BB King? The 32-year-old American replaced Robin Thicke at last year's North Sea Jazz Festival and was so popular that he could count on an invitation again this year. Apart from being an excellent guitarist, Bonamassa is also a singer-songwriter of note. His composition repertoire ranges from blues rock to soul and funk. He also flirts with rock on his new album Black Rock (2010). The New Yorker is a true stage animal and performs live an average of two hundred times a year. Visitors to North Sea Jazz can expect a tight show in which heavy blues riffs will fly from Bonamassa's guitar.