I was wrong... I think I saw him on a cover of a guitar magazine, or a quick video clip, and was immediately turned off by the grin, shades, slicked back hair, and suit, and what I looked at at the time as being somewhat milk toast Les Paul wielding white boy blues playing. I WAS WRONG! Just saw him on one of Norm's Rare Guitars videos on YT a week or so ago, and his guitar geekiness and personality had me interested in looking deeper. Ok, I'll be honest, maybe it was the thumbnail of the vintage Broadcaster in the YT feed that first drew me in.... Sure, he did come out a couple years ago on Twitter railing against the Grammys in a less than humble tirade, but I like the guy, it's just his personality sometimes, and there's an honesty there that I presumptively thought his "look" on stage betrayed... not the case. I actually see that look now and think it's kind of funny in an 80's album cover kinda way. I've now watched a bunch of interviews, a documentary on his YT channel, etc. and he really is a down to earth dyed in the wool guitar geek like all the rest of us, save for the whole crazy he's got more talent in his left.... than we have..... he has a real respect for all the greats, and knows their playing inside and out! I wouldn't say I'm a fanboy for all his music or anything, although The Ballad of John Henry has the greatest riff I've heard in a while. (Official Music Video version on YT is the one to check out) If you haven't already, give Bonamassa another chance... I subsequently found out that A LOT of "guitar people" don't like him... perhaps its for the same reasons I didn't at first, or jealousy over the fact that he was playing with BB at 8 years old, etc.... but dig deeper, it's worth it.... if for nothing else, to check out all the insane gits he PLAYS and takes out on the ROAD! Take it easy my friends, just felt compelled to tell ol' Joe sorry my man!