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Joe Bonamassa Opens Guitar Store

Joe Bonamassa went from local legend to world-wide guitar great almost as fast as he could work his way up the fret board.  Inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughn, Clapton, Hendrix and the masters that they followed, Bonamassa demonstrated guitar skills that quickly drew the attention of a lot of legendary musicians.  While still in his teens, Bonamassa inked a record contract with the band Bloodline, a group that included the sons of Miles Davis, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and Allman Brothers Band great Berry Oakley.  A series of solo releases followed, building the international audience for Bonamassa.  Now in his 30's, Bonamassa recently released the solo album Dust Bowl and a sophomore effort with Deep Purple veteran Glenn Hughes, drummer Jason Bonham and Dream Theater's Derek Sherinian under the name Black Country Communion.
As if having all of that going on is not enough, Bonamassa has also managed to make the time to to open a new guitar shop in New Hartford, New York, just a few miles from where it all began. Adorned with a banner proclaiming 'Where knowledge is king and legends are born', Bonamassa Guitars looks to hook aspiring musicians in the Utica area up with both the hardware and the inspiration to follow in his footsteps.

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