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Joe Bonamassa Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 146



2.0 star rating Lynn Norris from Arlington, Texas


I love Joe B. He is a monster player and the band was great. However, whoever ran the sound board needs fired. You could barely hear any vocals because the band was way too loud. Learn how to run a proper mix!

2.0 star rating Randy from Columbus, Ohio


Been waiting for years to see Joe. Clearly an awesome guitar player but very dissapointed with the set that was played. No Midnight Blues or other classic blues tunes he plays, not what I expected to see and hear. I still have a raging headache.

2.0 star rating Gary Robinson from Toronto, Ontario


I was really looking forward to this concert after having seen the Royal Albert Hall show on DVD. The Saturday show at the Sony Centre in Toronto was NOT even close in entertainment value. After 3 songs it became just more of the "same ol' blues" and very boring. When he came out to do the encore (thank goodness it's almost time to leave) he actually said that maybe it would be a good idea to play something the audience knows. This whole evening was just a plug for his latest album... sad really that such a gifted and diverse guitarist would just choose to "phone it in". The only reason I stayed to the end - Anton on drums & Marcel on keyboards. The only song I really enjoyed was "How many more times" - the Zeppelin cover. How many more times will I go see Joe Egomassa ? ........ NONE.

2.0 star rating STEPHEN walsh from Boston, Massachusetts


Joe is a great talent. But noise from amps not adjusted to hear vocals 50% of Joe is better than no Joe Check out u tube Joe concerts. For whole pkg.

2.0 star rating Craig from Atlanta, Georgia


What could have been music magic was totally overshadowed by sound engineers overpowering the venue. Every sound was amplified to a point where nothing was distinguishable. Vocals were lost, leads were lost, background instruments were lost. I was disappointed. Maybe the general public loved the thumping, rhythm heavy vibe but I can't help thinking that Joe's artistry with the guitar was lost due to the mix and the desire to keep turning up the volume.

2.0 star rating Ramando from Denver, Colorado


Millions of sixteenth notes from his strings, but the music lacked flow, cohesion, and inspiration. The sound was loud and lacked separation of all musicians. The keyboards said Roland, but sounded like Casio. Almost never heard the backup singer because she was drowned out. I hoped to be overwhelmed by a guitar virtuoso, but was overwhelmed by noise. Clearly others liked it. I would rather listen to El Javi at the local bar.

2.0 star rating Olesh Babiak from Atlantic City, New Jersey


I took my wife to AC for her 65th bday & we were so looking forward to a great performance. Disappointed is mild for I paid for the seats. The show was so loud none of Joes lyrics were audible. He does but on a thrilling show - his guitar virtuoso skills were most appreciated on the acoustic encore Woke Up Dreaming. To top this off a patron 4 rows ahead of us did not sit for the entire 2 hour performance. Like I came to see her unflattering body weave back and forth and distract the other patrons. When the usher was approached to ask the intoxicated patron to sit down the usher said” she paid her admission price for the ticket and she can stand the entire show. I will never attend another concert at the Borgata nor will I go to see Joe live again. I will stay subscribed to his u tube performances if I need a visual fix of his skill.

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