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I just saw Joe Bonamassa in concert at the
Aqua Caliente theater. Beautiful theater, I
loved my seat! And Joe is awesome, everyone
on stage is so talented! I love him, I love his
music, but I must express two things. First, I
really think the sound was way too loud! Their
voices and his quitars sounded distorted, not
to mention my hearing! 2nd, I love when he
plays his acoustic guitars, I think he should
divide his concerts, half electric and half
acoustic, that way we get to see his talent on
both! I still love him, just way too loud!!
Linda from Seattle, Washington
Saw him on Thursday, 12th and loved the show. But disappointed that the huge speakers blocked the band
and him at times. Didn’t need all that sound in the small Moore. Too loud.
Tom H. from Hershey, Pennsylvania
BONAMASSA HERSHEY 3/12
Joe and the band played flawlessly last night and really put on a great show. They are truely talented. We sat in the mezzanine and could see the show very well. Only 4 stars because of the crazing white lights that would come on and blind the audience at times. Would have loved some more older material but that's personal preference and not the band's fault. Great job guys and thanks for coming to Hershey!
Cam from Seattle, Wa.
JOE BONAMASSA IN OAKLAND,CA.
Flew to Oakland just for this show. First time seeing Joe. While I enjoyed the show, I was disappointed in the set list. Only a couple songs from Redemption (only one of my favorites). Wish he'd play more of his blues songs like, Midnight Blues, I 'll play the blues for you etc. I have tickets for the Seattle show March 2020. Hopefully it will be a different set list.
Stan Cunningham from Nashville, Tennessee
I love blues/rock. I've seen Bonamassa before and looked forward to seeing him again at the Ryman. As soon as he started it was high gear and the sound quality was terrible. I sat thru the first several songs wondering if I'd make it to the end. And then....
When Joe introduced Kenny Wayne Shepherd, everything clicked. Sadly, KWS only joined in on one song, which was amazing, but the audio team finally figured it out and all the songs after that were much better quality.
I am amazed at the talent of Joe B. He's on a level all by himself. But, for me, I'll take the raw energy of KWS anyday!! Great show though. I'd do it again.
Jason Overman from San Antonio, TX
SAN ANTONIO BLUES...A BIT MUDDY (BUT NO WATER).
Joe ALWAYS puts on a great show. His guitar work is peerless, and the band he brings is always top-notch. Missed Anton Figg on drums this time, but the replacement drummer was decent. The back-up "doo-wop" singers were outstanding, and a mid-set "solo" by one of them simply crushed it. I was a bit disappointed that only 4 of his older hits made it into the set list. They bracketed about 6 songs that were off his last 2 albums. I'm not quite as fond of his new album. To me it feels like a well-worn path that gets a bit boring, and the lyrics (to me) are a bit basic, repetitive (you'll know the song) and uninspired. That said, his solos in each of the songs were delicious. One problem that really needs fixing (last 3 concerts I've seen of his) the bass was overdriven, and the mix in general too loud for the venue. I wish they cranked down the amps so each part of the band could be enjoyed. I truly loved the acoustic sets he does, because you can relish the details, unlike most of his concerts.
David S from Phoenix, Arizona
Joe starts on time, always has great band - this time including Reese Wynans on the keyboards, who is a master and Joe delivers an electric blues set that few can match. Always on my radar for his new music and when he comes to town. New drummer and bass really added a different solid rhythm.
Could I ask a favor - when Joe gets intimate and is showing his guitar skills - could the crazies in the audience STFU, so the rest of us can enjoy his mastery of the guitar. No need to call out. Was waiting for these idiots to yell out Whipping Post or FreeBird (I know they are not Joe’s songs). That includes the irresponsible dad two rows behind me (row 9) with his son and friend - either it was the kids first night out in two years, their first concert but it looked more like their first beers. Their ignorance ruined some extremely passionate and exceedingly difficult guitar work. Please respect the artist and the rest of us and enjoy the show!
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