Joe Bonamassa needs little introduction. Launched into the limelight aged just 12 years old, Bonamassa was asked to open for B.B. King, and played around 20 shows in the Summer of 1989.
Born in New Hartford, up state New York, he was playing guitar almost from when he could walk. Heavily influenced and encouraged by his Father, he was exposed to the likes of Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck from this young age. Unlike his contemporaries, Bonamassa was influenced by British and Irish blues acts rather than American artists. Guitarist magazine quoted him reflecting on three albums that had the biggest influence on his playing: John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton (the Beano album), Rory Gallagher’s Irish Tour and Goodbye by Cream.
Since these early days with B.B. King, Bonamassa has gone on to play with some of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Gods; Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Foreigner, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks among many others. His playing career has numerous highlights, including performances at the Royal Albert Hall and a Grammy Award nomination in 2013.
Meet Joe Bonamassa
Win an unforgettable day with Joe Bonamassa and his vintage guitar collection
Our friends over at Ernie Ball have put together an awesome opportunity to meet Joe Bonamassa.
One lucky fan will win an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to spend time with Joe Bonamassa and a selection from his vintage collection, which includes a custom Ernie Ball Music Man guitar, a Dunlop JB95 Bonamassa Cry Baby and a Dunlop JBF3B Bonamassa. The Ernie Ball Bonamassa web page highlights videos of Bonamassa playing some of his guitar collection.
Just in case this wasn’t a big enough prize for you (really?!), the winner will also receive an Ernie Ball strings and accessories prize pack. Plus, your entry includes a free download of an EXCLUSIVE album featuring 11 tracks spanning Bonamassa’s career.
To enter, go to the dedicated Bonamassa page on the Ernie Ball website, enter your email address & entry code, and follow the simply instructions.
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