Re: Joe's current band

well i don't have the best ear to gauge those things. big_smile ...i was listening in my truck which has a lame stereo as well. I was surprised though at all the things Anton was doing in certain spots, that I never noticed live or on other recordings...of the same songs etc. I guess it was I was able to hear more from the mics near him? I was going to post in the what Joe song(s) are you listening to lol but i put it here cause it had me thinking of this.

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Hi folks,

Does anyone know if Kevin Shirley is still working with the current Joe band or tour?
Was he on the latest Keeping the Blues Alive cruise?

Thanks!

Stu

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This thread is ironic, to say the least.

The band that plays with Joe has always been a hot topic in these forums. People get emotionally invested in certain band members and then it makes it difficult when there is a change.

For the past 20 years that I've known JB I can say factually there is no one reason or master plan behind the changes that play out over time.

Just as there are many reasons for band members to change, there are an equal number of reasons why those things wouldn't be published as official communication from Joe.

During his solo career, he's always been billed as "Joe Bonamassa" - not Joe Bonamassa and anyone in particular. Personally, I know who I'd "prefer" to see play with him, but I don't have an unfounded expectation that it MUST be certain band members or I am disappointed.  I've found that if I don't compare to old times or different lineups and I just go to enjoy the show, or enjoy the DVD, or the album it has always worked better for me.  I don't let my great memories from previous ruin my good times today.

Cheers!

“A friend is someone that will help you move............a TRUE friend will help you move the bodies." -- anon

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BTW Anton Fig is touring with Robert Gordon.. He's playing a little bar near where I live that's lucky if it seats 200 people.
guess that's what's become of Anton.
https://www.spot1live.ca/event-details/ … paul-james

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(If only I had 1% of Joe's guitar talent)

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And hearing you say that long ago has helped me enjoy a lot by keeping that in mind. For sure

pcornell wrote:

This thread is ironic, to say the least.

The band that plays with Joe has always been a hot topic in these forums. People get emotionally invested in certain band members and then it makes it difficult when there is a change.

For the past 20 years that I've known JB I can say factually there is no one reason or master plan behind the changes that play out over time.

Just as there are many reasons for band members to change, there are an equal number of reasons why those things wouldn't be published as official communication from Joe.

During his solo career, he's always been billed as "Joe Bonamassa" - not Joe Bonamassa and anyone in particular. Personally, I know who I'd "prefer" to see play with him, but I don't have an unfounded expectation that it MUST be certain band members or I am disappointed.  I've found that if I don't compare to old times or different lineups and I just go to enjoy the show, or enjoy the DVD, or the album it has always worked better for me.  I don't let my great memories from previous ruin my good times today.

Cheers!

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pcornell wrote:

I've found that if I don't compare to old times or different lineups and I just go to enjoy the show, or enjoy the DVD, or the album it has always worked better for me.  I don't let my great memories from previous ruin my good times today.

Cheers!

Well said!

Terrance Shuman
Kansas City, MO