With the social distancing and the self-quarantine measurements, the Covid19 crisis has affected large events and mass gatherings. Many artists had to cancel or postpone their concerts in Seattle.

That’s what happened for Joe Bonamassa who was supposed to perform on stage on the 20th of March 2020 at the Paramount Theater.

Joseph Bonamassa is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter of blues-rock. He was born in 1977 in NY state where his father had a music store. He grew up surrounded by guitars and started to play it when he was 4 years old. He rapidly showed his talent in this field.

Around the age of 14 he was invited to a Fender guitars event where he met Erin Davis (Miles Davis’ son) and Waylon Krieger (son of Robby Krieger, guitarist for The Doors) with whom he created the band Bloodline.

He also opened for various famous artists such as Gary Moore, Joe Cocker, Foreigner and ZZ TOP’s 2010 French tour.

In 2010 he formed the Black Country Communion band with Glenn Hughes (part of the original line-up of Black Sabbath, later bassist and singer for Deep Purple)

His last show in France, to complete his tour The Guitar Event of the Year,took place in 2013 at the Grand Rex in Paris.

We won’t see him on stage this year, here in Seattle, but the tour is not completely cancelled. His next date in USA is still scheduled, for now, for the 31st of July 2020 in San Diego, CA.

Official website where you can download a 12 tracks album for free (and it does work!): Joe Bonamassa

You can also (re)play the Live at Carnegie Hall An Acoustic Evening in 2017 on YouTube. Wonderful!