We know him as one of the world's greatest guitar players. At the tender age of four, Joe Bonamassa was captivated by Stevie Ray Vaughn's playing. Four years later, he was the warm-act for BB King, and by the time he was twelve, Bonamassa was performing regularly in and around New York. The guitarist mainly plays blues rock in the spirit of giants like Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. In recent years, Bonamassa was a member of the all-star rock band Black Country Communion alongside Glenn Hughes, among others. In 2011 he recorded an album with singer Beth Hart. This year Bonamassa is doing something very different: at North Sea Jazz he will be playing an acoustic set. His band in Rotterdam consists of Gerry O'Connor on traditional Irish fiddle, banjo and mandolin, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester on nyckelharpa, keyboard maestro Arlan Schierbaum and Puertorican percussionist Lenny Castro.