Joe Bonamassa's been on stage more this week than I have in my whole life, but I have a theory about the sunglasses: We've had threads before about "guitar face", and I think there's agreement that GF is largely involuntary. Guitarists who have it are often self-conscious about it, and wear hats, glasses, or sunglasses to hide it, or at least distract from it. Mr. B has it, he knows it, he can't help it, so he wears the glasses. I wear a hat myself; some guitarists even wear buckets or masks. . . . I've seen Joe Bonamassa in concert twice, my wife loves him, and when he comes around again we'll probably go again. It's your ticket money, don't go if you don't like him, but you must be an awful good guitarslinger yourself if you feel qualified to slag him.