The young Joe Bonamassa

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by 27sauce, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. 27sauce

    27sauce Supporting Member

    Messages:
    29,721
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Location:
    San Antonio
    This is not about his music, and I am a fan BTW.

    Every time I read something about him there is some mention/focus on how young he is.

    WTF happened?!? When did 34 years old become "young"!?!?!

    Perspective:

    Gibbons was 34 when Eliminator was released
    Clapton was 34 in 1979
    Keith was 34 when Some Girls was recorded.
    Page was 34 in '78.

    Those guy were OLD at 34. 34 IS OLD!

    F'n boomers.
     
  2. mj07

    mj07 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,108
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Location:
    Hendersonville, NC
    I agree, especially since he came on the scene such a while ago.
     
  3. Eskimo_Joe

    Eskimo_Joe Rocker, roller, way out of controller Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,725
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2007
    Location:
    St. Louis
    The difference is that those guys were mainstream rockers. Joe is a non-mainstream blues player (my opinion).

    34 is young for the blues.
     
  4. tapeworm

    tapeworm Supporting Member

    Messages:
    7,023
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    Location:
    El Norte
    He is young compared to the rest of the music industry in his genre in his age range. In the 25-35 range, there aren't many guys doing it at the level Joe B. is. In the "Blues" genre there are even less "young" guys doing it at the level he is. By bluesman standards he is still a kid. And if you think about it, at the age of 35, Joe has put more mileage on a guitar and touring than most 60 yrs olds have and 4 times the mileage that other 35 yr olds have. He got an early start so he isn't a newcomer, but still very young to have accomplished as much in the industry as he as, especially for a "blues" or "blues rock" guy. Much different music industry these days than when those mentioned were 35 also.
     
  5. Cado

    Cado Member

    Messages:
    605
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Location:
    Queens, NY
    Jimi made Electric Ladyland when he was 25.
     
  6. 27sauce

    27sauce Supporting Member

    Messages:
    29,721
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Did you read my examples, and what had they accomplished by 35 as blues rock guys!?
     
  7. tapeworm

    tapeworm Supporting Member

    Messages:
    7,023
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    Location:
    El Norte
    I did. 35 THE was OLD, now it is very young. At the basis of it, 35 is a youngin by todays standards. Times have changed.
     
  8. tapeworm

    tapeworm Supporting Member

    Messages:
    7,023
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    Location:
    El Norte
    Funny this video was posted yesterday. Norm seems to think Joe is still a kid.

     
  9. V-Type

    V-Type Member

    Messages:
    3,476
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Location:
    Metro Detroit
    Yep I agree 2000-2001 he was young and looked it but today 34 isnt that young.
     
  10. Eskimo_Joe

    Eskimo_Joe Rocker, roller, way out of controller Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,725
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2007
    Location:
    St. Louis
    It's a bit of an unfair comparison because the genre was invented by the guys like Clapton, Hendrix, Page, whereas Joe is 1-2 generations behind. Different times and circumstances.
     
  11. tnvol

    tnvol Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,321
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Location:
    San Antonio
    lol Of all the things Joe B could be criticized for, I never thought his age would be one of them. lol
     
  12. CowTipton

    CowTipton Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,534
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Location:
    Haunting Mid-west
    He's younger than I am.
     
  13. 27sauce

    27sauce Supporting Member

    Messages:
    29,721
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Location:
    San Antonio
    It's not him I'm talking about. No criticism to him at all, he's not the one calling himself young.
     
  14. monstermike

    monstermike Member

    Messages:
    1,291
    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    He first made his name before he was a teenager, so "young" is a descriptor that will follow him around at least through his forties.
     
  15. V-Type

    V-Type Member

    Messages:
    3,476
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Location:
    Metro Detroit
    Yeah dont get wrong either.
    Joe is one of my top non air waves performers that I constantly find playing in my cd/mp3 players.
    His touch ,tone and yeah voice is Great Top Shelf musician based entertainment.
    Just I guess 34 isnt really young but then Again he's 6 from 40 and I was by no means knocking what and how Joe B. has built for himself and with mind blowing musical talent and tones.
    Great Younger player sure I guess if your 40'on up but How about just Great New/ Player.
    Anyways Joe is a Smokin Player and Performer and I submit any 40 minutes of him on Youtube for pure guitar Playing Pleasure.
     
  16. frennis

    frennis Member

    Messages:
    1,131
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Location:
    Lake Mary, FL
    I think he's mostly talked about as young for someone who has been a professional musician for over 20 years. 34 is young for someone who has been in the music business as long as he has.

    Also,
    He's younger than the majority of his fans, so that may have something to do with it...
     
  17. Crimson Queen

    Crimson Queen Member

    Messages:
    3,377
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2004
    Location:
    Montreal, Canada
    He is not young anymore, but he was 16 when he recorded Bloodline and he was 19 and really great when I first saw him live. I met him at that time, and his father was touring with him to protect him from bad elements. He has been at this for a long time and started really young. The young label is sticking, that is all.

    It is kind of like Angus who is still perceived as a school boy at 53. Also 34 is young when you have past it for some time. It is a matter of perspective.
     
  18. spamsponge

    spamsponge Member

    Messages:
    868
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location:
    SoFLA
  19. mvd18969

    mvd18969 Member

    Messages:
    1,850
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    I've posted this before, but here is Joe at 21 yrs old on a friend of mine's local cable access TV show:

     
  20. jsa61

    jsa61 Member

    Messages:
    274
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Location:
    NE Missouri
    It's all relative. To someone who is 25, 34 is not young. To someone who is 50, it is young.
     

Share This Page