Sometimes I wonder why I don't love Joe Bonamassa's stuff, since he has great taste, great tone, great chops, everything. Plus he seems like a stand-up guy, which never hurts if you want people to like your music. But I think I've figured it out. He rushes. Tell me if you agree. In fact, just watch these three videos, skipping to the solo sections in the middle. The first is SRV doing "Tightrope" live. Notice how SRV stretches the beat just a little all the time in his three-chorus solo, so perfect, coming in just behind it. The next is Specter, who always plays WAY behind the beat in a super-cool way. (Listen to the album version of this tune and it's even more pronounced.) Then listen to Bonamassa. His solo starts around 2:50, and as it progresses, he gets more and more on top of and even ahead of the beat. Am I right? It shapes his whole musical personality, and it's just not my preference. What do you think?