Last Sunday I had the opportunity to witness the performance of one of the most talented premier blues guitarist on the planet. I don’t say this to be tongue n’ cheek nor is it a throw away comment. Joe Bonamassa and his music as well as his covers are flawless as far as I can tell. There are those among us who will scoff and belittle my adoration and they know who they are, yet at the risk of ridicule and mocking lampoons….I tell you it’s all true.
This was my first ever concert at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. I think it fitting and all together appropriate I lost my Red Rocks virginity to an artist who has single handedly taken the ‘Blues’ genre to another level. At the tender age of 37 he is like the greats before his time a child prodigy who by the age of 10 could play note for bending note Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn! No small feat for anyone let alone a boy.
As most of you know I’m rarely at a loss for words. But trying to describe the euphoria created by the artist combined with the venue is nigh on impossible. I’ve been trying to write this post all week and have been frustrated beyond anything I’ve ever written.
So I’m giving up my attempts to frame my emotions and put pen to paper as it were, and simply tell you if you get a chance to see a live performance of Mr. Bonamassa, do yourself a favor and buy a ticket.