Topic: The real reason for this website?
As a huge Joe Bonamassa fan I check in frequently to the website to read show reviews and get up to date info on the latest with Joe and the band. I am becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of music news when reading the show reviews. One out of five reviews mention the set list that the band played, but for the most part the show reviews and set lists are turning into a virtual networking site for everyone to relay messages to each other on. I am a great believer in networking, however there is a place for networking and relaying messages and it does not belong in show reviews and set lists.
Fans who are checking this part of the forum want music news on Joe and the band and comments, which have no musical relevance, should be posted in another part of the forum or better still fans should start exchanging e-mails so you can talk about how you got lost going to the show, how your best buddy could not make the show, well you know the rest. Its important to remember the premise of this website ( which to remind some) was created to support an amazing artist in his journey to become an established artist in the Blues World.
While Joe and his band are out on the road promoting his current and upcoming albums lets not forget the hard work that is involved in becoming an established artist. If we are to support Joe and the band in their musical journey we need to keep the focus on his music. Now that the website has a new look perhaps the messages left can now be all of a musical significance, something a true blues music fan will appreciate reading.