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|Joe Bonamassa: Best Guitarist In The World|
Just saw him live in Edinburgh and there is no doubt about it. He is currently the best guitarist living in the world right now. Played for over 2 hours non-stop. He was shreading faster than most metal gutarists, was playing screaming 10 minute long slow blues solos, didn't make one mistake all night and performed one of the most technically outstanding acoustic guitar pieces I've ever heard.rAnd i'm not even a die hard follower of his (I went with a friend who is a big fan). I've seen Joe Satriani live, and I can say with ease that Bonamassa is a better player.rStevie Ray Vaughan is my favorite guitarist, but I can honestly say that Joe B. should be mentioned in the same bracket as SRV, and the other guitar greats.
Live From The Royal Albert Hall
Live from Nowhere in Particular
A New Day Yesterday Live
|Joe B. is awesome. He doesn't get enough recognition on this site.|
|I agree, he is practically unheard of in most America. Undeservedly so. Not a huge fan, but I know he can riff hard.|
|Yeah I don't know him. Is his music actually good? or is it just technical wankery|
He was actually joking about that last night. Saying how out of the 13 albums he's done, he has gain zero radio hits. And how in his next album he is going to make every song over 7 mins long so he's sure they wont get played on the radio.|
|"Yeah I don't know him. Is his music actually good? or is it just technical wankery"|
Im a massive blues fans, and to me his music is stunning. His albums dont have much "technical wankery" on them. And live he does shread, but he's not showing off. He just makes the songs sound even better.
|It's quite impressive how he's almost single handedly managed to influence a whole load of new blues artists and in doing so created the current blues rock revival.|
|Yeah, I'm starting to like the man more and more. I love how he's not just a traditional blues man, but more of a modern player. I take quite a bit of influence from him.|