Memorial Auditorium Hosts Guitar Virtuoso Joe Bonamassa

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - by Patrick O'Hagan

Joe Bonamassa brought “The Guitar Event of the Year” to the Scenic City Monday night at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium. The guitar sensation and two-time Grammy nominated musician started the show promptly at the 8 p.m. ticketed time. Fans filed into the auditorium early to make sure they got to their seats in time for the event.

At the ripe age of 12, Mr. Bonamassa first gained prominence opening up for blues legend BB King. From that moment on he’s blazed his own trail as a blues guitarist and expert showman touring the world with guitar in had. Mr. Bonamassa’s latest album, “Live at Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening,” was released this June marking his 18th number one album on the Billboard Blues chart.

Mr. Bonamassa opened the set with “This Train,” a quick-hitting number in the key of D from his “Blues of Desperation” album. He then took the Chattanooga crowd on a tour hour tour of modern blues music.

As both a singer and guitar player, Mr. Bonamassa was on point all night, living up to the hype of his status as one of the greatest living blues artists.

After wrapping up 2017 later this month in Biloxi, MS, Mr. Bonamassa will take his show across Europe in March 2018 and hit the States again in April. 

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