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Joe Bonamassa Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 138



2.0 star rating S.Thompson from Los Angeles, California


11/23/18 The sound reinforcement was terrible or The Terrace Theater acoustics were terrible. The entire concert was muddy. Couldn’t hear the back up singers, the words to the songs, or the leads well. I know Joe can do better. Waste of money. Too bad. Didn’t the engineers hear this? Blahhh.

2.0 star rating Scott from Bellingham, Washington.


Would have thought the sound in the Queen E. Theater would have been better. Seemed muddy and disproportionate to the drum set. Had to struggle to hear the entirety of Joe's solos. Not sure if that is on the Bonamassa crew or the Theater crew. Was also quite disappointed in the song selection. I know new music is important to keep the train rolling. But the train began through the energy provided by those songs, such as Slow Gin, Mountain Time, John Henry, and Dust Bowl. I even thought I would hear the title song Redemption from his new album. I have been a big fan for the last 6-7 years, thanks to PBS, You Tube, and Pandora. But I only heard two songs I knew of in the 2+ hours he generously played. Although his skill and talent was definitely on full display last night, he's still the best, I left the theater sadly disappointed. Tickets cost too much anymore, and this may likely have been my one shot to see him. Maybe I can get some redemption in Red Rocks some day.

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.

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