Bonamassa’s solo career began in 2000 and it’s been a busy dozen years since then. He’s released nine studio albums (including this year’s Driving Towards the Daylight), four live albums and three live DVDs, not mention his array of non-solo activities.
In a departure from most of his guitar peers, Bonamassa says he derived more influence from the British Rock translation of the Blues than the first generation of Blues greats. Although he tosses in shades of Jazz, Country and Prog, it’s not hard to hear Bonamassa’s love of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Paul Kossoff, Peter Green, Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher in his scorching evocation of the Blues.
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