A leading guitarist, Joe Bonamassa has released a number of albums in his career. He is also a singer and songwriter and has worked with many popular artists like Dereck Trucks, Eric Clapton, Foreigner, Warren Hynes, Stephen Stills, Steve Winwood, and Blondie Chaplin. He is the founder of the non-profit organization Keep the Blues Alive Foundation. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Joe Bonamassa in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Joe Bonamassa’s real name is Joseph Leonard Bonamassa. He is the son of Debra, who gave birth to him in 1977 in the city of New Hartford. His father’s name is Len Bonamassa. He is known to be of Italian ethnicity and has got a sister, Lindsay Bonamassa. He has been playing the guitar since he was four years old and was encouraged by his father.
When Joe was eleven years old, he used to get guitar training by Danny Gatton. He then started the band Smokin’ Joe Bonamassa and started performing in Pennsylvania and New York. There are no reports on where the blues guitarist went for his education. By 18, he was a part of the band, Bloodline.
When it comes to the affairs and relationships of Joe Bonamassa, he was previously in a long-term relationship with Scottish musician Sandi Thom. After their breakup, Joe remained single but Sandi got married. He is still single but is an eligible bachelor and we can surely expect him to have a woman beside him soon.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 2000, Joe Bonamassa released his first studio album, ‘A New Day Yesterday’. He soon went on to release ‘So, It’s Like That’. This was followed by ‘Blues Deluxe’, ‘Had to Cry Today’, and ‘You & Me’. In 2007, the blues guitarist came up with the album ‘Stole Gin’. Two years don the line, he released ‘The Ballad of John Henry’. In 2010, he came up with the album, ‘Black Rock’. ‘Dust Bowl’ became available from March 2011. The very next year, Bonamassa released ‘Driving Towards the Daylight’.
His album, ‘Driving Towards the Daylight’ was released in 2014. He then came up with ‘Different Shades of Blue’. His most recent studio album was ‘Blues of Desperation’ and it became available from March 2016. For his albums, he has received two nominations for the Blues Music Awards. He has also received two nominations for the Grammy Awards in the category of Best Blues Album and Best Traditional Blues Album.
In addition to this, Joe has also released four compilation albums and sixteen live albums. Some of his popular singles include “I’ll Take Care of You”, “Colour and the Shape”, “Your Heart Is as Black as Night”, “Get Back My Tomorrow”, “Love Ain’t a Love Song”, “Different Shades of Blue”, and “No Good Place for the Lonely”. He has also performed as a featured artist for Shandi Thom and Shannon Curfman.
Net Worth & Earnings
Thinking about what would be the net worth of the person who has released a number of albums in his career? Apart from releasing albums as a solo artist, he has also been a part of many bands. His albums have peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. He has managed to make a net worth of over $25 million from his musical career. In addition to this, he also serves as the lead guitarist of the group Black Country Communion. He has also produced a podcast in 2015.
Joe Bonamassa has successfully been the guitarist of Rock Candy Funk Party. He has also released albums with them. He began his career at a very young age and has served as an inspiration to many across the world.