Joe Bonamassa – Verizon Theater – Grand Prairie, TX

Friday, November 7th, 2014 at Verizon Theater

Joe Bonamassa performs at Verizon Theater - Grand Prairie, TX | Copyright 2014 - North Texas Live!

Joe Bonamassa packed in quite a crowd Friday evening at Verizon Theater, playing an acoustic set for the first half of the evening, and plugging in with an electric set for the second half.

First picking up a guitar at the young age of 4, Bonamassa began his career onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. He has since released 15 solo albums within the past 13 years.

His latest release is Different Shades of Blue, in which he received his very first Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album. He is also featured on the cover of Guitar Player Magazine’s special Holiday issue, which hits the stands on November 26th.

Joe Bonamassa has also founded a non-profit organization called Keeping the Blues Alive that donates all proceeds to school music programs by partnering with sponsors such as Guitar Center, Ernie Ball, and Joe’s own label, J&R Adventures. “Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation fuels the passion for music by funding programs and scholarships for students and teachers who possess the desire, but lack the resources or access to achieve their potential within the music industry. ”

Photos: Daniel Work / Staff Photographer

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5 thoughts on “Joe Bonamassa – Verizon Theater – Grand Prairie, TX

  1. Skeeter Fogle
    November 25, 2014 at 12:23 am

    My wife and I went to this concert and we loved it. The audience was into it and we can’t wait to see him again. This is our second and we are hooked.

  2. Mike Foster
    November 25, 2014 at 2:34 am

    my wife and I saw him inMidland on Nov. 2. Same show. He was fantastic. Awesome guitar player. Said he would be coming back to Midland again and I hope he does because I will be there

  3. Karen Eitelman
    November 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Went to the Grand prairie concert…. first to to see JB and was blown away by the music…What a treat to have his gift of music shared with so many. Would love to see his show again. Hope he comes back soon!,

  4. Philip Heath
    November 27, 2014 at 4:51 am

    This was a great show! I had seen Joe before, but it was the first time for my wife. The sound was great as always at Verizon. My favorites were the acoustic versions of Different Shades of Blue and Happier Times.

    March 5, 2018 at 1:55 am

    Joe is definitely in the top 5 of Blues guitarists, and could be number one. In my mind, tied for first with Albert Lee. It’s nothing short of amazing what these guys can do with a pick and a guitar, and oftentimes just the guitar and fingertips. Joe B is definitely the epitome of a Guitar God. I see him perform every time he’s within a few hundred miles, and I have taken vacations just to see him play at cool venues. It was worth every nickel seeing him perform at “RED ROCKS”. A show that I’ll never forget.