Joe Bonamassa is an American blues Rock musician, unlike the other blues rock influences, Joe's influence was British and Irish acts, rather than American. He is now approaching his 26th year as a professional musician and he continues to blaze a remarkably and soulful body of work. His career began at the age of 12 when he did an onstage opening for BB king in 1989. Bonamassa found the English blues - fostered by the Jeff Beck Group, Eric Clapton and Irish blues player Rory Gallagher. An ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has released 15 solo albums in the last 13 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures. Bonamassa's tour schedule consistently hovers at around 200 shows worldwide each year. His first solo album was named after and includes a cover of Jethro Tull's A new day yesterday from their album Stand up. He repeatedly lets the media know his major influences and inspirations were Paul Kossoff, Peter Green, Gary Moore and many more. He founded and oversees the non-profit Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation to promote the heritage of the blues to the next generation.