Joe Bonamassa is a renowned name in the American blues-rock guitarist, singer as well as a songwriter. People also have known for his enormous collection of guitars and related gear. Further, he used to play guitar and sing songs from his childhood. He was encouraged by his parents to make music as his career. Due to his family support, the talented Joe Bonamassa has reached the peak of his career in the entertainment industry.
Besides his music career, he also runs a non-profit organization ‘The Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation’. He has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and nominated in 2013 Grammy Award. Let us scroll down to know more details of the musician.
Joe Bonamassa: Bio, Age, and Education
Joe was born on 8th May 1977 in New Hartford, New York, USA as Joseph Leonard Bonamassa. He is of American nationality and white ethnicity. He was born to Len Bonamassa (father) and Debra Bonamassa (Mother). Joe is the smallest member of his family and has an elder sibling Lindsay Bonamassa with whom he grew up.
He is a renowned guitar, singer as well as a songwriter who started playing guitar at the very small age of four. There is no information regarding his education.
Joe Bonamassa: Career Progression
Joe started playing guitar at the age of four and his father Len Bonamassa used to encourage him who is an avid music fan and also owned and ran a guitar shop. His father Len exposed the budding singer to British blues-rock records by Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton which was a great inspiration to him. And he started playing guitar professionally when he wanted to buy a game named deluxe Nintendo. At the age of 11, he got his tutorials from the American guitar legend Danny Gatton. At the age of 12, he had his own band named Smokin. The band has toured in western New York, Pennsylvania and other cities like Buffalo and Scranton. This band used to perform only at the weekends so that their education wouldn’t be harmed.
At the age of 12, he got a chance to meet B.B King the blues legend. His mother received a phone call from Richard Thornton who is a promoter asking if Joe can perform with B.B King. The blues legend B.B king was impressed by his performance and invited his band to the tour over the summer. After that, he was famous all around the world and he released different albums.
Joe Bonamassa: Social Media Profile
As seen in his social media profile Joe is very active in these platforms. He mostly uses Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has 171K followers and 7183 tweets on Twitter till now and has 509 K followers and 3390 posts on his Instagram. In his Instagram, he has mostly posted his guitar collection photos. he also has over 223k subscriber on YouTube and over 2.9 million followers on Facebook.
Joe Bonamassa: Net Worth & Body Measurement
The famous guitarist, singer as well as a songwriter, Joe has accumulated a net worth of $20 million dollars. As time goes by his net worth surely will be increased.
His height and weight are unknown. He has light brown hair and eyes.