Signature Sounds, Styles & Techniques
On "Signature Sounds, Styles & Techniques", guitarist Joe Bonamassa reveals the playing techniques, tips and gear behind his powerhouse blues-rock guitar style. Topics covered include: rhythm, soloing, slide guitar, effects, amps and speakers, amplifier baffle and more. Features Strat, Telecaster and Les Paul guitars.
Special DVD features include: Stereo.
DVD Video, NTSC, Regions: 1
Born in upstate New York, Joe Bonamassa started playing on a short scale Chiquita guitar at the age of four, graduating to a full-scale guitar at seven. By the time he was 8, Joe was playing the blues like a veteran. "Stevie Ray Vaughn was a huge influence in my early days," says Bonamassa, "but not my only one. I was influenced by all the great blues masters - Duke Robillard, Danny Gatton, Eric Clapton, and Robben Ford were all musicians I gravitated towards. I just naturally loved the blues and the seductive sound of the Stratocaster." At ten, Joe was performing locally, and at twelve, he was asked to open for B.B. King.
In 2000, Joe finished work on his debut solo CD, A New Day Yesterday. With his newfound vocal confidence, the new disc featured great appearances by such fabled guitar monsters as Gregg Allman, Rick Derringer, and Leslie West. The CD's producer, the legendary Tom Dowd who, in the course of his 25-year career at Atlantic Records, recorded everyone from the Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles to John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman would become a Joe admirer and friend.