This is one heck of a video! Joe is a very talented player and showman. This video has the energy to send chills down your spine, even if you have never heard Joe play before! Check out his album (My favorite from him) "You and Me" also.
So far, most music this mellinium has been stale, fake, and just down right junk, with few exceptions. Joe Bonamassa has got to be the biggest of these exceptions. Where most pop stars today dont write their own music, either written by "professional" writers or they rip off and "remix" someone elses song, with the exception of a couple tribute covers, Joe is all origional! Songs written by him on a long flight, or drive, on the road, or in some lonely hotel room somewhere. Where many pop stars have faceless session musicians play the instruments, Joe and his band are all live and in your face and with great tallent, all of them. Many pop stars use computerized pitch correction to make them sing on key, when Joe starts singin, its all Joe.
A lot of popular rock bands today are busy writing sappy love ballads, bubble gum/coffee shoppe rock, or bouncing around on stage in rubber halloween masks, unfortunatly, this is what gets you radio play and sells t-shirts.It's not about the music, its about how much money can be made or marketing it. Joe and the boys are pure rock and blues, no gimmicks, they dare to just do what they do. Their have their own style and sound. Unfortunatly for them, you arent very likely to hear their awesome music on the radio, or while walking down the isles of the supermarket or find their T-shirts sold at the mall department stores. But as people discover Joe, and pass on his incredible music to friends and family, people will rediscover the magic of great tallent, craftsmenship, and artistry of really good quality music!
Although I would not directly compair any of these guys with anyone else, as they are all gods in their own right, Joe is certainly this generations', Clapton, Hedrix, or SRV! Give him a listen, and pass it on!