Joe Bonamassa (born Joseph Leonard Bonamassa on May 8, 1977) is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Songfacts states that Bonamassa was born and raised in New Hartford, New York. His parents owned and ran a guitar shop and in interviews he credits his mother and father with fostering an appreciation of music in his life as early as he can remember. As a youngster he just wanted to earn enough money to buy a deluxe Nintendo game when he started playing the guitar professionally. Read more on Last.fm