Joe Bonamassa has a mile-long resume and umpteen accolades thanks to starting his career at age 12 (yes, 12) opening for B.B. King and touring with Gregg Allman, Joe Cocker and Foreigner, to name a few.
Savannah was lucky enough to be included as one of the 25 show dates left on Bonamassa's Fall Tour 2013.
With nearly an album released for every other year he's been performing - he's been playing for 24 years - Bonamassa has built a blues empire.
He was kind enough to take time out for DO to share about his upcoming show at the Savannah Civic Center on Nov. 13.
What are you looking forward to most about visiting Savannah?
In each tour market, I love checking out all of the guitar stores to see what I can find.
You never know what kind of hidden gems you can find in cities around the world.
What can people who come to the show expect?
This year we've got a brand new show â€¦ it's something I've done overseas, but this will be the first time doing it in the States.
I've got two entirely different band line-ups and will basically be opening up for myself.
The opening set will be acoustic, and will feature the world music band from my "An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House" project.
I'll be playing an assortment of rare instruments. After a brief break, we will then shift into electric mode for the second half of the show with my regular touring band.
What's your most memorable show to date and why?
May 4, 2009, was my most memorable show to date.
Eric Clapton joined me on stage at Royal Albert Hall, performing his song "Further On Up the Road," which is the first electric blues song I ever heard.
That show rapidly defined my career, and definitely changed my life for the better.