Joe Bonamassa was born 8th May 1977 and is from New Hartford, New York in the United States.
He is best known for being in the band Bloodline and is now a successful solo singer-songwriter and one of the most skilled guitar players on the blues scene.
Working with the likes of top artists such as Eric Clapton, Sandi Thom and other greats; Joe Bonamassa’ music spans several genres, and he has covered songs by Leonard Cohen amongst others.
His reputation as being one of the greatest guitar players ever was recognised in 2009 when Joe Bonamassa was awarded the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the U.K.’s prestigious Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and Classic Rock magazine.
In May 2009 Eric Clapton joined Joe Bonamassa on stage at the London Royal Albert Hall and he released a DVD set “Live From the Royal Albert Hall” which certified him as one of the best blues guitar hero’s with his amazing technical abilities.
Also in the same year, Joe Bonamassa joined up with bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes, drummer Jason Bonham and keyboardist Derek Sherinian and formed the supergroup Black Country Communion. Their album Black Country was commercially successful reaching the U.K. Top 20 and the U.S. Top 60.
Joe Bonamassa has released 10 solo albums to date. His debut album A New Day Yesterday was a massive hit and he continued to have solo success with Sloe Gin (2007) and Black Country (2010), a full length album which reached #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts and #38 on the Billboard 200.
His latest album Driving Towards the Daylight (2012) sees Joe Bonomassa return to his classic rock and blues sound.