Best guitarist to come out of Utica...
no joe b

Utica, NY

#266 Aug 15, 2013
Nick Angerosa
snake pliskin

Southbridge, MA

#267 Aug 15, 2013
Rainbow
7 String Washburn

Utica, NY

#268 Aug 15, 2013
Warren wrote:
The whole point being that asking a question like "who's the best" is a lot like asking "what is the best weather"?
For all I know Joe is the nicest coolest dude in that game but when you live IN the fishbowl it's depressing to see how much effort some expend on getting in when a lot of these people are trying to get out.
The grass is always greener.
The problem is people are hypersensitive to inauthentic accolades and inflation. Joe was great before he got a name for having some of the most obnoxious "support" in the world. When your dunk uncle is struggling to do the same stuff he did when he was 20 you'll see how "fun" the whole fame and fortune game is it sux. When your other uncle is doing the same and living with serious physical pain, drugs acupuncture and a chiropractor on call just to kiss the stage you see the real trade offs. You sitting there playing your guitar alone and happy with the music? YOU have it made all the rest is BS.
They have people trying to get at them all the time every way.
That life is for the birds really. Best off low key. Not "look at me".
Very well put and im proud of you for coming down to my level.
7 String Washburn

Utica, NY

#269 Aug 15, 2013
You cant really blame ppl like me who are proud of JB, and want him to do well and try to give him support, even if its lip service i dont think thats bad?

I've seen and know what this area has to offer for musical talent. I know many of the guitarists and some are my personal friends. Granted they might not be what ur friends are or have reached a level that your friends have but to me i look up to them because they did more with their lives than i was able to do with mine and i respect that.

I little peek into a oooticans mind, it doesnt always have to be bad.
Jeff

Clinton, NY

#270 Aug 15, 2013
What does Utica have to be proud of? Here is the "Top Ten" most proud of things in Utica.

10. The Utica Warning Sign
9. Riggies
8. Obscure guitar player, aka Joe Bozomassive
7. Annette Funicello (who moved away)
6. Steve Wynn (who moved away also)
5. Dick Clark (who moved away just like the rest)
4. Tomatoe Pie
3. Half Moon cookies
2. Excessive amounts of winter snowfall
1. Olive Garden (actually in New Hartford)
7 String Washburn

Utica, NY

#271 Aug 15, 2013
Jeff wrote:
What does Utica have to be proud of? Here is the "Top Ten" most proud of things in Utica.
10. The Utica Warning Sign
9. Riggies
8. Obscure guitar player, aka Joe Bozomassive
7. Annette Funicello (who moved away)
6. Steve Wynn (who moved away also)
5. Dick Clark (who moved away just like the rest)
4. Tomatoe Pie
3. Half Moon cookies
2. Excessive amounts of winter snowfall
1. Olive Garden (actually in New Hartford)
Come on theres at least 15 and you could have left out 5 of yours too.
Garrett

United States

#273 Aug 18, 2013
Guitar players are d!cks..
Only one answer to this

New Hartford, NY

#274 Aug 18, 2013
Joe Bonamassa. Case closed.
fan

West Roxbury, MA

#275 Aug 18, 2013
Joe Sweet!!!!(I kid)

Surprised Tony Butera hasn't made the list. Played with him back in the day. Phenom IMO. Last I heard he was losing his hearing.
Sam

Syracuse, NY

#276 Aug 18, 2013
Only one answer to this wrote:
Joe Bonamassa. Case closed.
One can only hope that Joe Bozo keeps his guitar case closed.
Sunshine

Utica, NY

#278 Aug 19, 2013
Rainbow Young is the best guitarist I've seen in Utica. To top it off, he often plays for free on Genesee St and is humble as they come. His fame hasn't gone to his head.
slapanut

Utica, NY

#279 Aug 19, 2013
None of them
Fumblegut

Utica, NY

#280 Aug 19, 2013
Sunshine wrote:
Rainbow Young is the best guitarist I've seen in Utica. To top it off, he often plays for free on Genesee St and is humble as they come. His fame hasn't gone to his head.
How can you be called "Sunshine" while your head is up your arse?
Pat

Rome, NY

#281 Aug 19, 2013
How can be a famous blues guitarist, when nobody has ever heard of you (Joe B)?
warriorpilot

Waterville, NY

#282 Oct 10, 2013
I'm not gonna offer any insight with you bunch of argumentative ten year old rectals. Don't see anything here about Trey, Eric Thorngren, Fran Migliacchio. Too bad. Otherwise, I may have thought you actually knew what you were talking about.
Whatevah

United States

#283 Oct 10, 2013
"argumentative ten year old rectal"

...which you just established yourself as? As with most of these losers nobody hear of your guys so move along.
Small Town

Little Falls, NY

#284 Oct 15, 2013
There is a young kid about 15 years old that is realy something. He has a trio called AJE. All young kids. I saw the band play in Little Falls back in August. His name is Eric, don't know his last name. If the kid keeps it all together he could make a good living someday. The band had some good original songs. He plays with two different strats. One for SRV stuff. They play animals, clapton, heartbreakers, bad co., beatles. Fun kids to watch.
Anonymous

Little Falls, NY

#285 Oct 15, 2013
The're on facebook. Google, AJE rock band.

Level 7

Since: Jan 08

Rome

#286 Jan 24, 2014
Small Town wrote:
There is a young kid about 15 years old that is realy something. He has a trio called AJE. All young kids. I saw the band play in Little Falls back in August. His name is Eric, don't know his last name. If the kid keeps it all together he could make a good living someday. The band had some good original songs. He plays with two different strats. One for SRV stuff. They play animals, clapton, heartbreakers, bad co., beatles. Fun kids to watch.
I checked out their facebook page; only photos there. Can they post some videos or audio so we can hear the kid play?

BTW, none of the photos show them wearing ear protection. They'll regret that in 30 years.
rocknroll

Utica, NY

#287 Jan 25, 2014
Only one answer to this wrote:
Joe Bonamassa. Case closed.
bill kantor

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