06/05/09: LORD BONAMASSA

Last Monday 4 May, in a packed Royal Albert Hall, Joe Bonamassa crowned the dream of his already successful career. In fact, the prestigious London concert hall saw him perform in front of more than 3,000 fans, who came from England and beyond to attend a show that will go down in the annals: Joe in fact expanded his usual line-up (which includes Carmine Rojas on bass, Rick Melick on keyboards and Bogie Bowles behind the skins) adding a second drum kit on stage, as well as a three-piece wind team. After the opening of the young talent Scott McKeon (which Barley Arts will bring to the Pistoia Blues stage on Saturday, 4 July!), for almost three hours old and new warhorses of the 30-year-old English guitarist were played. But the surprises didn't end there, because duetting with him on stage at the Royal Albert Hall were none other than Eric Clapton and, in the second half of the concert, Sir John Paul Jones! A memorable evening of which a DVD will soon be released, but for those who can't wait we strongly recommend attendance at Osnago (LC) on 15 Julyfor Joe's summer date in our country.