Joe Bonamassa In Concert

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Widely regarded as one of the best active guitarists in the world, Joe Bonamassa has been playing electrifying blues music for more than two decades. With his latest release, The Ballad of John Henry, the 32-year-old combines incendiary guitar work with his most reflective lyrics to date; the result is a sonically and emotionally powerful blues record. Return to this space at noon ET Friday to hear Bonamassa perform live in concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Set List

"Bridge to Better Days"

"So Many Roads"

"Further on up the Road"

"Great Flood"

"Had to Cry Today"

"Sloe Gin"

"Woke Up Dreaming"

"Just Got Paid"

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Bonamassa started out as a child prodigy, opening for blues legend B.B. King by the time he was 12. Although born and raised in the U.S., Bonamassa was influenced most heavily by the work of European blues masters, while still adding his own personal touch. Now on his ninth album, the guitarist continues to expand his sonic palette, rocking like vintage Led Zeppelin when he's not drenching his grooves in melancholy.

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