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Blues prodigy shows master of skills, style | The Columbus Dispatch

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There should have been a sign hanging over the entrance to the Palace Theatre before the Joe Bonamassa show tonight that read something like, "This concert is intended for guitar freaks, though any rock 'n' roll fan is welcome." The Utica, NY native and child blues prodigy played thousands of notes for well over two hours, never without an axe ...

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Ut Oh

Hopkinsville, KY

#1 Mar 19, 2011
I wish I could have been there. He's in Dayton tonight but I can't get tickets. "Drug on". Get real!
joes all good

Rome, NY

#2 Mar 19, 2011
They were giving them away last time he was here just ask around. I dont know what you mean "ut oh" this is all good news for joe. More exposure PLUS at least another 100-200 bucks in his pockey! Joe is too cool for most people to "get". Way to go joe we luv you our hometown hero dood. Stop back through and show these people who the best entertainer in the world is now!! You rock!
WTF

Rome, NY

#3 Mar 19, 2011
This article isn't exactly dripping bias now is it? Who wrote this? His sister? Do we always harken someone's hometown when we mention Barack Obama, or any other figure? What is this a high school or college newspapaer?
This aint Hartford

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 19, 2011
What reason would the Dispatch have to be biased? Were you fired from his band or something?
I was there

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 19, 2011
He's obviously a great technician. A little heavy handed for me. More blues, less rock would be preferred.
Sticky Balls

Carlsbad, CA

#6 Mar 19, 2011
Tired of hearing about him frankly. Hot shot guitarists are a dime a dozen nowadays. Hearing one play millions of notes for two hours is boring. I'd rather hear Jeff Beck play a few notes. Now that's a master.
Mark

Hampton, VA

#7 Mar 19, 2011
Saw the show, he's awesome!
Terry

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 19, 2011
I was there wrote:
He's obviously a great technician. A little heavy handed for me. More blues, less rock would be preferred.
I agree. My wife and I left after 45 minutes. Way too much strumming and not enough blues for me. Having been a long time SRV fan, I was really hoping for a little more soul out of him. I thought that he sounded like a technical Joe Satriani, NOT a blues guy. The sound was not balanced well either. You couldn't hear the keyboard player when he had the spotlight, and it just felt a little like a garage band. Having played guitar for over 30 years I would like to think that I have a fairly good ear for the blues, and I'm sorry to say.... last night was a HUGE let-down. He seems like a nice guy, but I wouldn't even say that he was the best blues guitarist playing in Columbus last night. And he sure shouldn't be labled as the best blues player in the Country!
One last thing.... shame on Hall Security too. The two little guys who were to the left and right of the stage couldn't even control the guy who was second row center with the iphone filming. He was blocking at least 10 people behind him while he stood up and filmed for a good portion of the time I was there. All the turkey in the yellow shirt did was sheepishly ask him to sit down 5 or 6 times. that's NOT how you keep a performer and a crowd safe.(not one of Joe's employees, a local)
Sorry for my more honest review than the Dispatch, but I'm still waiting for the next good blues guy to come along. Buddy Guy can't keep it up forever.....
JoeRocked

Kenton, OH

#9 Mar 19, 2011
If you left after 45 minutes you really missed a great show...the second half was far and away better than the first half. Seemed he ran through the new album material, but once he hit "Sloe Gin" it was on! He is an amazing guitarist and his rendition of "Woke Up Dreaming" more than proved it! Can't wait to see him again!
JIM

Rome, NY

#10 Mar 20, 2011
what prodigy hes over 30 years old!
Sour Note

Rome, NY

#11 Mar 20, 2011
JoeRocked wrote:
If you left after 45 minutes you really missed a great show...the second half was far and away better than the first half. Seemed he ran through the new album material, but once he hit "Sloe Gin" it was on! He is an amazing guitarist and his rendition of "Woke Up Dreaming" more than proved it! Can't wait to see him again!
Talk about easily impressed my neighbor blows this cheesball away and he's 17! This fellow is a ripoff of just about all the real blues guys. How is he a prodigy at 40? Add that he looks like a 50 year old pervert!! I know what they mean now about how overblown the guy is look how upset his 5 man fan club here is!! You all make it look soooo obvious just give it up. If the guy was gonna be the next "king" he would've done that decades ago but still we just get the old "he played with BB king" schlock again. Says it all to me. Again and again.
Sour Note

Rome, NY

#12 Mar 20, 2011
Mark wrote:
Saw the show, he's awesome!
Yeah sure all the way back in Va so soon? Oh man if you people reading this sockpuppet act can't see through all this boof-boy buttlicking going on here you're blind LmFaO!!

BTW "child blues prodigy" requires substantial accomplishment to be valid. I can't believe he let's people write these things in his articles about him. It's obviously unprofessional on multiple levels just look at how it is written so it's not like he's not aware of what they are writing or isn't behind it all repeating all the same 30 year old stories. Look hey I'm positive the hick county fair crowd swore "he's the greatest prodigy" guitarist they ever saw when he was 12, and well, that was probably true but not saying much now is it really?

I bet this is the guy's mommy writing all this it's too forced who else do you ever hear of mentioned like this 30 years after they were a child? Going by name recognition sales hits and stage-mommy fan club I would say this kid is about as nobody as a nobody can get and that's by their own evidence not anyone's subjective opinion. They rave about how "famous" he is and give clapton and BB King as proof (!)

They talk about "tv" appearences being "national extraveganzas" or whatever until you read and it says "CNY Public television" viewership: 3, plus mommy.

GOD what is it with this guy? So get on with your music and stop trying to be something you are not, never were and by the look of it never will be if "music" is what you do it for. But by the rigormorale it's about the "fame" and praise, even if it's artificial. Most normal people would be embarassed to be presented like this guy does all over the top "Here comes God" when God is nowhere in sight. It's gotten to the point where it is entertainment just watching and poking gaping holes in this guy's ego and the gushing artificial sounding hype articles! The guy needs better pub or management but that would require original talent not another self-promoting milli vanilli act for the blues crowd LMAO!

See him at the Children's Museum spring opening or whatever the "Big Joe Smokin King of ALL the blues in the world Bonamassa's Blues God Event of the Decade" he's got planned next. Hell it's getting so we can write the articles for you they always say the same 3 things. Anyone want to take a crack at it?
Sour Note

Rome, NY

#13 Mar 20, 2011
Terry wrote:
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I agree. My wife and I left after 45 minutes. Way too much strumming and not enough blues for me. Having been a long time SRV fan, I was really hoping for a little more soul out of him. I thought that he sounded like a technical Joe Satriani, NOT a blues guy. The sound was not balanced well either. You couldn't hear the keyboard player when he had the spotlight, and it just felt a little like a garage band. Having played guitar for over 30 years I would like to think that I have a fairly good ear for the blues, and I'm sorry to say.... last night was a HUGE let-down. He seems like a nice guy, but I wouldn't even say that he was the best blues guitarist playing in Columbus last night. And he sure shouldn't be labled as the best blues player in the Country!
One last thing.... shame on Hall Security too. The two little guys who were to the left and right of the stage couldn't even control the guy who was second row center with the iphone filming. He was blocking at least 10 people behind him while he stood up and filmed for a good portion of the time I was there. All the turkey in the yellow shirt did was sheepishly ask him to sit down 5 or 6 times. that's NOT how you keep a performer and a crowd safe.(not one of Joe's employees, a local)
Sorry for my more honest review than the Dispatch, but I'm still waiting for the next good blues guy to come along. Buddy Guy can't keep it up forever.....
Joe Bonamassa isn't 1-1000th the technical talent of Joe Satriani no contest. There's a reason Joe Satriani calls himself "Joe Satriani" and a reason Joe Bonamassa has to bill himself "Smokin Joe King of the Blues". See the pattern? See the respective bank accounts? See the Rolling Stone articles?(or not?) Someone like Joe Satriani has more "smokin'" in two songs and his pinky than Nobody Bonamassa has gotten off in a "career". Just sayin.
qualified

Rome, NY

#14 Mar 21, 2011
Can you believe how stupid Guitar Player Magazine is voting him Best Blues Player 3 years in a row. How about this year when he won Best Overall Guitarist. Geez im sure Ace Butera or Anton Cosmo were a close 2nd and 3rd. HA HA HA. What a bunch of jeolous bastards from Utica and New Hartford.
Hes not relevant

Rome, NY

#15 Mar 21, 2011
Yet ironically they forgot to include him on their *top 100 players of all time* or for that matter *blues player of the year* anytime after they started weeding out online repeating votes sent to them from his forum and spam mailing list. I read that magazine. You really must think people are stupid. If he were truly relevant he would be in music magazines with with much more appeal and on tv and on the radio. Where is he besides some rinkydink newspaper from Columbus Ohio? He's no different than Cosmo or Butera whoever they are also. Just utica nobodies with a few fans and a dream. At least they saw the writing on the wall and gave up. Let us know when he can sell 5000 tickets in his own name anywhere. Thanks for the laughs and try to avoid looking like an idiot and learn to spell *jealous* will ya?
qualified

Rome, NY

#16 Mar 22, 2011
Come on New Hartford meet up . Lets see if if you have the guts to expose yourself face to face. You name the time or place and ill be happy to exchange notes with you. Oh the Hammersmith Apollo in London 6700 seats sold in Joe Bonamassa's name. Do some research. Come on and introduce yourself and let us know what you do for a living and why you have so much hatred for somebody who has obviously upset you to the point of being obcessed with tearing down what one man has built for himself and should be proud of. What have you accomplished in your life besides making a complete jackass out of yourself. I can back up every word i say. Joe just keeps growning worldwide. He is a millionaire many times over. Hey he just spent $350,000 on a 1959 Les Paul. Not bad on only making $200.00 to $300.00 a night. What a Loser you are !!!! Come on put your name where your gutless mouth is !!!!!!
What Do You Expect

New York, NY

#17 Mar 22, 2011
What do you expect from these small time Ootica hacks headlining on Varick ST?

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