Long-term practice shows that the guitar is the most widespread musical instrument among young people. Joe Bonamassa started playing guitar at an early age. And then he began to sing.
Childhood and youth
Blues, as a genre of musical art, originated in the United States. These sad and drawn-out melodies came to the liking of residents of different countries. The famous American guitarist Joe Bonamassa became interested in blues compositions at an early age. In the house where the future bluesman grew up and was brought up, a huge music library was kept. Melodies performed by popular musicians sounded all day long. The child was born on May 7, 1977. The family lived in the city of New Hartford. My father was engaged in the trade of musical instruments. The mother was engaged in housekeeping and raising children.
In a short biography of Bonamassa, it is noted that he began playing the guitar at the age of four. To introduce the boy to musical creativity, his father gave him a small instrument. By the age of seven, Joe had grown up and had already picked up a full-size guitar. After three years of regular exercise, the young guitarist mastered his playing technique to perfection and began performing in public. He willingly played at school events. In clubs and other places. Joe met the famous blues guitarist BB King, who several times invited the boy to the opening of the next concert.
Bonamassa's performing career began during his school years. Together with friends, he organized a musical group called "Pedigree". With this, Joe wanted to emphasize his connection with his grandfather and great-grandfather, who at one time played music as lovers of the blues. Young performers failed to achieve a resounding success, but mature musicians accepted them into their circle. Accepted and began to invite to various events. After leaving school, having received secondary education, Joe completely immersed himself in work on his own compositions.
For almost a year Bonamassa took vocal lessons from an experienced teacher. It is very important to timely "put the voice" on a performer who plans to practice singing on a professional basis. In 2000, Joe recorded his first album. It is impossible to carry out such projects alone. Therefore, the guitarist and vocalist invited a professional arranger and producer to cooperate. The album was a success with fans and critics. Bonamassa regularly toured the country and abroad. He was greeted with delight by blues fans in Canada and Mexico.
Recognition and privacy
Books are written and films are made about how the music scene lives. Bonamassa was always willing to talk to journalists. Then materials appeared in the press, from which the musician learned a lot about himself. The love of the public and the media is fickle. In recent years, Joe has limited communication with the press.
Little is known about Bluesman's personal life. He had a long-term relationship with Scottish singer Sandy Tom. But they never became husband and wife. According to unverified data, Joe now lives alone. Except for the guitar.