5 May 09
On Monday evening 4 May 2009, Eric Clapton sat in with Joe Bonamassa at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The men performed "Further On Up The Road." Joe told the audience it "was the first song I learned to play on guitar." The concert was professionally filmed, but no information is yet available as to broadcast or potential release plans.
For those unfamiliar with Joe’s work, he is an American blues-rock guitarist. He holds the distinction of opening for B.B. King when he was 12 years old. He once told Guitarist magazine that the three albums that influenced his playing were "John Mayall & The Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton", Rory Gallagher’s "Irish Tour" and Cream’s "Goodbye."
After the song was over, Joe said, "this was the best moment of my life." Based on his influences, it’s totally understandable!
For more about Joe Bonamassa, visit his Official Website.