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Joe Bonamassa Reviews

Indie & RockJazz & BluesConcerts

Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 146



3.0 star rating FR Weidman from Austin, Texas


I have been looking forward to seeing this guitar legend for weeks.. We had great seats and it started well...WOW that guy can sure play !! I was not sure if it was just me, but after the 4th or 5th song, I'm dripping with sweat and sticking to my seat. A brief reprieve to the bar was small conciliation. Dang it was hot and we retreated to the confines of a cooler venue. This was really disappointing and out of character for the Moody. The curious part is several ushers and management told myself and others, The artist requested this temperature setting.

3.0 star rating from Houston, Texas


Been to 100s of concerts and as much as I love JB the sound system at this show was a great big disappointment. The show was good but for theirs prices the sound should be clear and crisp. Enjoyed show but not as much as much as others I have seen. Playing loud alone does not do it for me anymore. When I was young and stoned maybe. Today not.

3.0 star rating Mike Warshauer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


I saw the August 27th show at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee. Poor mixing at the sound board and way over the top with sound level. I paid to hear the subtlety of this world class bluesman and his voice. He was drowned out too many times by the other musicians. Didn't care for the 3 backup vocalists. Their noise did not fit well at all with Joe's musical style. lastly, needed to hear some of his great early stuff. No doubt the greatness is there, but it appears he is trying to do too much. Still would highly recommend seeing him

3.0 star rating from Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Joe always puts on an awesome performance, but the sound engineers need to fix the levels so that the audience can hear comfortably. The sound was too loud for this theater. I could hardly hear Joe's vocals. My wife had to keep her fingers in her ears to be comfortable. This level may be good for a larger venue or outdoors, but not in this size auditorium. I'm glad I got a chance to see him, but did not enjoy the concert too much,

3.0 star rating Randy Hunt from Louisville, Kentucky


First, I am a huge fan. Joe is amazing. However, and I understand part of the problem could be location, but what were they listening to on the mixer board? The bass was so overwhelming. At times is was just a gut wrenching roar. There were only a few times the backup vocals were even mildly audible. Same for Joe--impossible to follow the lyrics and I know several of the songs. I recorded video and using my own controls was able to improve the mix.

3.0 star rating Tom Mis from Louisville, Kentucky


Way, way too loud. We follow Joe around the country and the last three shows have been loud to the point of painful. He sounds so much better when you can hear everyone, not just the bass and distortion. He's the best. We had trouble understanding songs that we have memorized. Please Joe....turn it down from 10 to about 7 or 8.

3.0 star rating M from Hershey Pa from Hershey Pa


Joe ALWAYS is a great performer...the 'band' sans Reese on keyboards is mediocre at best...Anton Fig on drums was a blessing , Michael Rhodes is was a much needed muse to Joes' guitar work. The new band members are very good in their own space but so far not a cohesive touring unit from what my ears were telling me. The sound mixing team should all be FIRED, totally over done and not focusing on venue specific sound quality. Cmon Joe you can do way way better...stop focusing on new marketing items to SELL and focus on what you do best playing those amazing vintage guitars and putting on a killer show.

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