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Scott from Bellingham, Washington.
Would have thought the sound in the Queen E. Theater would have been better. Seemed muddy and disproportionate to the drum set. Had to struggle to hear the entirety of Joe's solos. Not sure if that is on the Bonamassa crew or the Theater crew. Was also quite disappointed in the song selection. I know new music is important to keep the train rolling. But the train began through the energy provided by those songs, such as Slow Gin, Mountain Time, John Henry, and Dust Bowl. I even thought I would hear the title song Redemption from his new album. I have been a big fan for the last 6-7 years, thanks to PBS, You Tube, and Pandora. But I only heard two songs I knew of in the 2+ hours he generously played. Although his skill and talent was definitely on full display last night, he's still the best, I left the theater sadly disappointed. Tickets cost too much anymore, and this may likely have been my one shot to see him. Maybe I can get some redemption in Red Rocks some day.
Lynn Norris from Arlington, Texas
GREAT BAND BAD SOUND
I love Joe B. He is a monster player and the band was great. However, whoever ran the sound board needs fired. You could barely hear any vocals because the band was way too loud. Learn how to run a proper mix!
Randy from Columbus, Ohio
PALACE COLUMBUS OHIO
Been waiting for years to see Joe. Clearly an awesome guitar player but very dissapointed with the set that was played. No Midnight Blues or other classic blues tunes he plays, not what I expected to see and hear. I still have a raging headache.
Gary Robinson from Toronto, Ontario
I was really looking forward to this concert after having seen the Royal Albert Hall show on DVD. The Saturday show at the Sony Centre in Toronto was NOT even close in entertainment value. After 3 songs it became just more of the "same ol' blues" and very boring. When he came out to do the encore (thank goodness it's almost time to leave) he actually said that maybe it would be a good idea to play something the audience knows. This whole evening was just a plug for his latest album... sad really that such a gifted and diverse guitarist would just choose to "phone it in". The only reason I stayed to the end - Anton on drums & Marcel on keyboards. The only song I really enjoyed was "How many more times" - the Zeppelin cover. How many more times will I go see Joe Egomassa ? ........ NONE.
STEPHEN walsh from Boston, Massachusetts
Joe is a great talent. But noise from amps not adjusted to hear vocals 50% of Joe is better than no Joe Check out u tube Joe concerts. For whole pkg.
Craig from Atlanta, Georgia
FEB 29TH 2020 FOX ATLANTA
What could have been music magic was totally overshadowed by sound engineers overpowering the venue. Every sound was amplified to a point where nothing was distinguishable. Vocals were lost, leads were lost, background instruments were lost. I was disappointed. Maybe the general public loved the thumping, rhythm heavy vibe but I can't help thinking that Joe's artistry with the guitar was lost due to the mix and the desire to keep turning up the volume.
Ramando from Denver, Colorado
Millions of sixteenth notes from his strings, but the music lacked flow, cohesion, and inspiration. The sound was loud and lacked separation of all musicians. The keyboards said Roland, but sounded like Casio. Almost never heard the backup singer because she was drowned out. I hoped to be overwhelmed by a guitar virtuoso, but was overwhelmed by noise. Clearly others liked it. I would rather listen to El Javi at the local bar.
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