This modern day bluesman's talents rely heavily on his scorching guitar solos, along with his compellingly strong and unique voice. Incredibly reminiscent of the classic rock sound that was pioneered by the British blues-bred legends of the '60s like Jeff Beck and fellow Yardbirds alum Jimmy Page, he draws even stronger and more passionate comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Having said that, Bonamassa's long solos and extended jams are nothing short of electrifying to the true believers, of which there are plenty. He might not be a household name, but he's got more than enough cred in the guitar world to make many Best Guitarist lists and be just as lauded by critics as he is by his peers. Summon your best rock face as you take in the guitar god glory of this immensely talented musician. With Papa Mali.
Sat., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m., 2008