Friday, February 21, 2014

Blues and Bonamassa: Wednesday, March 5, on Rhode Island PBS

Wednesday, March 5 at 8 p.m., Rhode Island PBS airs A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Inaugural Concert. Here's a sample:

Then at 9:30 p.m., Rhode Island PBS presents Joe Bonamassa: Tour de Force: Live in London. Joe is coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center on May 15, and we have tickets! Tune in for information or get your tickets here.

As a child prodigy, Joe Bonamassa was finessing Stevie Ray Vaughan licks when he was seven and by the time he was ten, had caught B.B. King's ear. After first hearing him play, King said, "This kid's potential is unbelievable. He hasn't even begun to scratch the surface. He's one of a kind." By age 12, Bonamassa was opening shows for the blues icon and went on to tour with venerable acts including Buddy Guy, Foreigner, Robert Cray, Stephen Stills, Joe Cocker and Gregg Allman. As Joe Bonamassa grows his reputation as one of the world's greatest guitar players, he is also evolving into a charismatic blues-rock star and singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. His ability to connect with live concert audiences is transformational!

Don't miss the televised concert, and your chance to get tickets for his memorable live concert in Providence.