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Joe Bonamassa and tele

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Twofingerlou, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. Twofingerlou

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    This guy ranks as one of the greats imo.

     
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    Oh geese... a Bonamassa thread. Get out the popcorn.
     
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    Im new guess I missed the memo
     
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    Watching from a safe distance to try to avoid getting scorched......;)

    Love him or hate him, he evidently inspires strong emotions. One thing he definitely proves in that video is that the Tele is a ROCK N ROLL guitar. What a great Rock tone.
     
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  5. CapnCrunch

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    No worries,there's just lots of folks on the TDPRI who have, let's call them strong opinions one way or another when it comes to Joe. I've seen him live, and he put on a hell of a show, very enjoyable.
     
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    I fail to see the negative bit to each their own I guess. Seems like a laid back guy with a lot of talent.
     
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    Ya. One man's meat is another man's poison. I had not heard much of his music before I saw him at the Paramount in Seattle. It's a fairly small venue, and there are no bad seats. I came away really impressed by both his playing and his singing live. He's not everyone's cup of tea, but who cares. He puts on a really good show. His band was phenomenal too, one of the tightest I've seen in a long time.
     
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    Thought that was cool.... look at this...
     
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    That was bad azzzzz man, thanks for posting.
     
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    Nice! I hadn’t heard of him until last year or so, just stumbled across him on YouTube somehow. I’d pay to see that guy.
     
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    The guy has his thing. Fine by me. Controversy over his playing seems a rather odd use of one’s time.
    I guess thats somebody else’s thing...
    Play music!
     
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    Nice!!
     
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    Yeah. People love him or hate him. He reminds me of mid-60s through mid-70s Clapton. Great at reinventing old blues tunes as blues rock. Okay at everything else he does (excluding D and the Dominoes' Layla--which was brilliant). If you're not a fan of blues rock, it's hard to be a Joe B fan.

    He'd be a better pure blues player if he played half as many notes and left some more space in his solos. And he knows it. I read an interview in which he said he tried playing less, and his fans didn't like it. So he went back to what some people consider overplaying. I wouldn't want to listen to that style all the time, but he's really good at it.

    I've seen him twice. The first time was (I think) the last concert I saw with my wife before she died. The first three tunes were from one of his then-recent original music albums. Which is okay, but not great. And my wife was not a fan. I thought I'd have to buy her something really nice the next day.

    Then he switched it up, and most of the rest of the show was from the "Three Kings" CD, with some Muddy Wolf thrown in. My wife loved it.

    The next morning at breakfast we sat at a table near another couple who'd been at the show. The wife had been skeptical as to why they were going to see him "again," because they'd seen him someplace else about 6 months before (how my wife felt about Dead & Company). But both wives agreed the show was EPIC.

    I considered that a big win.

    The second time I saw him was mostly his original material. Not nearly as much fun.
     
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    He plays brilliantly but has failed to produce music that has resonated with the zeitgeist of his era. He has a lot of amazing gear and is extremely knowledgeable on it all which is great to see!

    I think he is an unbelievably talented / capable guitar player but an extremely underwhelming musician.
     
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    The Baked Potato isn't very big. He plays far better here than in a big hall.
    First time I heard him was in a barroom dance hall. His speed runs sounded like Eric Johnson.
     
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    That was awesome! I love Joe and just about everything he has ever done. His Live From Nerdville series on YT are the best interviews out there. I hope to see him live at Red Rocks this Summer.
     
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    AE7F8E63-0CF1-4FE6-92ED-A7556FDAE49D.jpeg Sorry, somebody was going to do it.
     
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    Sounds like anyone with a lot of energy can do...yawn
     
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