Joe Bonamassa is revered among guitar junkies as one of the world’s premiere blues guitarists. Pulling from muses such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bonamassa’s prowess earned him a contract with Epic at the young age of 22. Since the release of his debut “A New Day Yesterday,” Bonamassa’s albums have all broken the Top 10 on the U.S. Blues chart, with eight them shooting up to No. 1. In addition, Bonamassa earned further renown with notable groups such as Bloodline and Black Country Communion.
Bonamassa is touring in support of his 2014 release “Different Shades of Blue.” The guitarist opens the album with a tribute to one of the greats with his rendition of Hendrix’s “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun).” The rest of the album is comprised of impressive original tunes that Bonamassa wrote alongside notables such as James House, Jerry Flowers, Jonathan Cain, Jeffrey Steele and Gary Nicholson.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 13
Venue: IP Casino, Resort & Spa, 850 Bayview Blvd., Biloxi, www.ipbiloxi.com
Tickets: $79-$125 through Ticketmaster