Video: Joe Bonamassa is a Dislocated Boy
Joe Bonamassa could be said to fit the description “Dislocated Boy.”
That’s the title of his new video, below. But it could also refer to the current confusion over the future of his band Black Country Communion, with frontman Gleen Hughes having discussed his frustration over Bonamassa being too busy to commit – and the supergroup announcing then cancelling a one-off show in England.
The connection goes even further back as the bluesman reveals he had to experience a different form of dislocation before picking up the guitar.
Bonamassa tells AsiaOne: “I briefly played trumpet around four years old. A few months later I decided guitar was for me and the trumpet had to be put away. I don’t play any other instruments now – I stick to what I’m good at.”
One of the things he’s best at, of course, is the blues, of which he says: “Blues is simple and allows you to really infuse your culture into it. It’s an extraordinary form of music.”