Blues guitarist virtuoso Joe Bonamassa had his 18th #1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart with the release this past June of Live at Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening. The two-time Grammy nominated artist (including a nod at the 2017 awards) is one of the most prolific artists in music today, with hundreds of tour dates all over the globe, and releasing music solo or in collaborations with Beth Hart, hard rock band Black Country Communion (with Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian) or with Rock Candy Funk Party. His albums come out through his record label J & R Adventures which he runs with his manager Roy Weisman.
The New York state native opened up for BB King when he was only 12 years old and has played alongside such artists as Eric Clapton, Stephen Still, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Steve Winwood, Buddy Guy among others. In addition to his music career, he runs a nonprofit organization called Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation whose mission it is to further music education by funding scholarships and providing music education resources to schools in need.