WCNY-24 broadcasts Joe Bonamassa's Be...

WCNY-24 broadcasts Joe Bonamassa's Beacon Theatre show on Thursday

There are 115 comments on the The Post-Standard story from Mar 13, 2012, titled WCNY-24 broadcasts Joe Bonamassa's Beacon Theatre show on Thursday. In it, The Post-Standard reports that:

That night, Bonamassa welcomed two special guests to the stage to join he and his band, Paul Rogers and John Hiatt.

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OMG

San Mateo, CA

#114 Mar 29, 2012
Here's a review from the U.K. show in Leverpool last night. There were 3000 people in attendance. The article comes from a student newspaper a - which implies that the genre is very much alive.

http://liverpoolstudentmedia.com/2012/03/joe-...

Somebody reminded Joe Bonamassa during his visit to Liverpool that the first time he played near the city, in the excellent venue that was just a well-aimed cannon ball shot across the Mersey to Pacific Road in Birkenhead. In that seemingly short time, Joe has gone onto be one of the greatest guitarists in the world. Technically stunning and with no short comings at all, not musically or as decent human being it seems either.

Joe’s latest tour saw him arrive in the city, to a slightly bigger venue it has to be said than last time and to an audience that had grown ten-fold in a mood to provide the crowd with an intimate set of songs from his 12 released albums so far.

Joe opened the show with songs that captivated the appreciative crowd and in some cases visibly had people open mouthed in stark realisation on how good the music was. Slow Train, Last Kiss and the cover of the great Gary Moore’s track Midnight Blues were greeted in a semi-reverential style and as the gig progressed the applause got louder and at times felt as if there were ten times that number applauding at the end of every song.

There were tracks played on the night that simply blew the crowd away, the wonderful Sloe Gin and the rocking Ballad of John Henry were spot on and seemingly perfect for the night that was overflowing with great tunes.

Joe Bonamassa’s new album is released in May and as the man pointed out towards the end of the night,“12 albums done so far, 130 plus songs, exactly no hits”, he further made a promise that the new album would also have no hits at all on it. To some that would be an almost an act of musical heresy, to acknowledge that your music cannot transcend so called ‘pop culture’. Joe Bonamassa doesn’t need to be considered hip or cool to sell albums; the fact is that he is quite possibly the coolest guy on the planet since the loss of Steve McQueen proves in this case that as long as the music is great, you don’t need a hit record.

This was a sensational evening that bought together a love of incredible music and an appreciation for all things rock and blues.  Stunning!
rukidding

Sherburne, NY

#115 Mar 29, 2012
oops!
Larry

Syracuse, NY

#116 Mar 29, 2012
Rza Exel wrote:
Joe is an accomplished blues guitar player and is renowned worldwide. He is as good if not better than the most widely known guitar gods in music. I urge anyone who loves the blues and the guitar to tune in and listen to a talented musician. Remember, most of the great music out there fails to be played on commercial radio and tv stations. Check out you tube and/or his offical web site to listen to what you've been missing.
The reason most of this "great" music fails to be played on commercial radio and tv is because there is no audience for it. Its not "great" if nobody likes it. Its not "great" if people would be changing stations if it ever were to be played. It's not "great" if nobody goes out and pays for downloads. What is so "great" about music that nobody listens to?
Larry

Syracuse, NY

#117 Mar 29, 2012
OMG wrote:
Here's a review from the U.K. show in Leverpool last night. There were 3000 people in attendance. The article comes from a student newspaper a - which implies that the genre is very much alive.
http://liverpoolstudentmedia.com/2012/03/joe-...
Somebody reminded Joe Bonamassa during his visit to Liverpool that the first time he played near the city, in the excellent venue that was just a well-aimed cannon ball shot across the Mersey to Pacific Road in Birkenhead. In that seemingly short time, Joe has gone onto be one of the greatest guitarists in the world. Technically stunning and with no short comings at all, not musically or as decent human being it seems either.
Joe’s latest tour saw him arrive in the city, to a slightly bigger venue it has to be said than last time and to an audience that had grown ten-fold in a mood to provide the crowd with an intimate set of songs from his 12 released albums so far.
Joe opened the show with songs that captivated the appreciative crowd and in some cases visibly had people open mouthed in stark realisation on how good the music was. Slow Train, Last Kiss and the cover of the great Gary Moore’s track Midnight Blues were greeted in a semi-reverential style and as the gig progressed the applause got louder and at times felt as if there were ten times that number applauding at the end of every song.
There were tracks played on the night that simply blew the crowd away, the wonderful Sloe Gin and the rocking Ballad of John Henry were spot on and seemingly perfect for the night that was overflowing with great tunes.
Joe Bonamassa’s new album is released in May and as the man pointed out towards the end of the night,“12 albums done so far, 130 plus songs, exactly no hits”, he further made a promise that the new album would also have no hits at all on it. To some that would be an almost an act of musical heresy, to acknowledge that your music cannot transcend so called ‘pop culture’. Joe Bonamassa doesn’t need to be considered hip or cool to sell albums; the fact is that he is quite possibly the coolest guy on the planet since the loss of Steve McQueen proves in this case that as long as the music is great, you don’t need a hit record.
This was a sensational evening that bought together a love of incredible music and an appreciation for all things rock and blues.  Stunning!
A review in a high school newsletter? I guess it doesn't get much better than that!
Larry

Syracuse, NY

#118 Mar 29, 2012
Oh, I can't help but wonder, but I'd be willing to bet if you asked a dozen people on the streets of Utica or Syracuse who Billy Fucillo was, that every single one of them would know who he is. If you asked the same random group of people who Joe Bonomasssa was, absolutely none of them would know. What does this tell you about his level of fame?
Sad

Rome, NY

#119 Mar 29, 2012
Larry wrote:
<quoted text>A review in a high school newsletter? I guess it doesn't get much better than that!
Obviously posted by a relative or hanger on. Who else would even care about an entertainer like this?
rukidding

Sherburne, NY

#121 Mar 30, 2012
Larry wrote:
Oh, I can't help but wonder, but I'd be willing to bet if you asked a dozen people on the streets of Utica or Syracuse who Billy Fucillo was, that every single one of them would know who he is. If you asked the same random group of people who Joe Bonomasssa was, absolutely none of them would know. What does this tell you about his level of fame?
Hey idiot!! The reason people would know Billy Fucillo was is that his commercials were on EVERY COMMECIAL BREAK NONSTOP !! For a very long time!!And like Joe he's very good at what he does!(and richer! lol)
Roger

Syracuse, NY

#122 Mar 30, 2012
rukidding wrote:
<quoted text>Hey idiot!! The reason people would know Billy Fucillo was is that his commercials were on EVERY COMMECIAL BREAK NONSTOP !! For a very long time!!And like Joe he's very good at what he does!(and richer! lol)
So if Joe Whats-his-name-a had a song that was on the radio that was played every fifteen minutes, then he would be well known. But, alas, Joe Bozomuffin has never had anything on the radio and never will, because he sucks.
Karma

Sherburne, NY

#123 Mar 31, 2012
Roger wrote:
<quoted text>So if Joe Whats-his-name-a had a song that was on the radio that was played every fifteen minutes, then he would be well known. But, alas, Joe Bozomuffin has never had anything on the radio and never will, because he sucks.
Thats not the only road to success,fame or talent!!WE ALL KNOW HE'S NOT MAINSTREAM ! BUT HE'S VERY SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE UNLIKE YOU HATERS!!
Roger

Rome, NY

#124 Mar 31, 2012
Karma wrote:
<quoted text>Thats not the only road to success,fame or talent!!WE ALL KNOW HE'S NOT MAINSTREAM ! BUT HE'S VERY SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE UNLIKE YOU HATERS!!
And there is the fault of your premis that he is somehow well known. If he's not mainstream, then he must only be known to a relatively small and dedicated audience, which means that he is not any kind of well known musician. He has no more status than any of the lesser known acts you would find performing at your local Indian casino.
rukidding

Sherburne, NY

#125 Mar 31, 2012
Roger wrote:
<quoted text>And there is the fault of your premis that he is somehow well known. If he's not mainstream, then he must only be known to a relatively small and dedicated audience, which means that he is not any kind of well known musician. He has no more status than any of the lesser known acts you would find performing at your local Indian casino.
Yea you're right!" Royal Albert Hall" is not a famous venue!!LOLOL
Roger

Syracuse, NY

#126 Mar 31, 2012
rukidding wrote:
<quoted text>Yea you're right!" Royal Albert Hall" is not a famous venue!!LOLOL
Anyone can rent Royal Albert Hall. You can rent it for a wedding reception if you wanted to. Bonomassa can rent it on an off night for one of his so called concerts when no real band needs it. He never fills these places anyhow. He's just a low level act that never made it.
Kevin T

Rome, NY

#127 Mar 31, 2012
rukidding wrote:
<quoted text>Yea you're right!" Royal Albert Hall" is not a famous venue!!LOLOL
The more you keep mentioning this the more pathetic you look. Do you ever see other people trying to assert some unknown blowbags imaginary fame based on which mucis place he played at? Do you think this makes him royal now? That's the way you act about it. So what plenty of unknowns play at the apollo you really should listen to yourself and your claims. Facts dont lie nobody but rabid guitar nerd weird blues throwbacks care so there it is. STFU already if he were a household name youd know it.
Kevin T

Rome, NY

#128 Mar 31, 2012
not a marketable act wrote:
You should change your name to "OCD".
UNSIGNED WITH CHILDREN" reality TV show! See Joe Bonnamassa's fancy MTV-Style crib located high atop Eric Clapton's coat-tails! SEE Joe Bonamassa discuss printing his HUUUUUUGE parade float-sized head on the side of someone else's trucks! WATCH Joe the "Supreme Sooper-Condooper ULTRAmaster of the Blues NINJA tune his 75 year old piece-of furniture-guitar!
In tonight's episode, we ASTONISH and CONFUSE Joe by secretly replacing the bridge on his guitar with a newfangled "TREMELO"!!!!!!! Watch the unfolding reality TV drama as Joe's brain frys when we slip him a SEVEN STRING GUITAR!!!(with tremelo!) SEE the jealousy in Joe's eyes as he hears younger more talented and popular songwriters pass him on the charts!
WATCH Joe's head inflate like a Macy's balloon as he reads an article about himself in The OD that his mom pulled strings to have printed! BE AMAZED as Joe types feverishly on the internet spamming Youtube and website forums with his style of "self promotion"!!!!
CRY with Joe as he sees yet another year with nothing but fuel bills and 12 more ponds added to his head!!! ROOT FOR Joe's friends that never got out of their hometowns as they vigorously attack anyone who dares say that Joe is a washed up neverwas!!!
SMELL as Joe wipes his wide ass with headshots of Fran Cosmo! BE TOUCHED as Joe Bonamassa (and his head)travels from music store to music store buying up any Eric Johnson or KWS CDs he can find to eliminate competition!!!!!
WATCH JOE AND HIS MOM break the #1 rule of Wikipedia against "self editing" and write 8-foot paragraphs in tribute to how great Joe is! LISTEN as Joe denies that there are 12 year olds who can cut his head clean off with walmart guitars!!!
CREATE WITH JOE as he artificially distresses his 4x8s, uhh, we mean "guitar" so he looks like he travelled with Muddy Waters!!
BE THERE AND STAY SQUARE!!!
Hilarious!
Kevin T

Rome, NY

#129 Mar 31, 2012
Here: Joe Whobody isn't even on Musicradar's top 25 blues guitarists of all time so that says it right there.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/the-25...

Stevie Ray Vaughn is #1. Lots of famous names on this list I have herd of before I started reading this silly topic.

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