Event on 2015-12-04 00:00:00
As Joe Bonamassa approaches his 26th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. His latest tour will return to Ruth Eckerd Hall for two shows.
Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 16 solo albums in the last 14 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures.
He founded and oversees the non-profit Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation to promote the heritage of the blues to the next generation, fund music scholarships and supplement the loss of music education in public schools. There’s a case to be made that Joe Bonamassa, like another star who shared the same initials, is the hardest working man in show business.
Last fall, a much-anticipated new solo studio album called Different Shades Of Blue was released featuring all-new, all-original material. He recorded it in Nashville with Jonathan Cain (Journey), James House (Diamond Rio, Dwight Yoakam, Martina McBride) and Jerry Flowers (Keith Urban). It debuted at #8 on Billboard’s Top 200, Bonamassas’s highest charting album, first top 10 and biggest sales week ever. According to Billboard, “Different Shades of Blue is the highest-ranking blues album in almost two years.”
Joe Bonamassa will be performing 2 shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall – Friday, December 4th at 8 p.m., and Saturday, December 5th at 8 p.m.
at Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, United States