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Joe Bonamassa

Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa has been blazing a path in music since B.B. King first discovered the six-string slinger when he was 12 and took him on the road as his opening act. He's been featured on the cover of Guitar World, Guitar Player, and Guitarist; he continues to play more than 225 shows a year and has shared stages with artists like Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, and Gregg Allman; and his latest album, Sloe Gin, debuted at number one on the Billboard blues chart and stayed there for 10 weeks straight. Combine it all with the fact that Bonamassa is the spokesman for the National Blues Foundation's "Blues in the Schools" program, and you're ready for a fine education, indeed.

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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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