Joe Bonamassa’s Blues Of Desperation Guitars Up Close

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G&B visits blues-rock star Joe Bonamassa at his California home to see the guitars that made his 12th studio solo album, Blues Of Desperation, take flight… Story Chris Vinnicombe | Photography Eleanor Jane Practice, practice, practice. That, so the old joke goes, is the way you get to Carnegie Hall. Yet after a pair of sold-out acoustic performances More...

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