Bonamassa, like many of us, was first introduced to the blues by these outstanding UK based musicians who took classic American roots music and turned it on its head.
We've gathered 30 blues men and women who go by different names than those they were born with. We're betting a few of them surprise you.
Beyond its anti-war sentiment, "Fortunate Son" is an anthem for the 99%ers. Creedence condensed a critique of elitism and class privilege into three simple, but powerfully defiant words: "It Ain’t Me."
"This is American roots music, and it’s blues, boogie, jazz, swing, stride, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, gospel, all those things." - "Boogie" Bob Baldori
The Delta Saints are a band with a big, eclectic sound that encompasses past, present, and future. They’re sonically rich but not dense, rooted in the roots but not cliched, and darkly bluesy without being overwrought.
"Willie Mae" features the rich Mississippi vocals and guitar of Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry supported by Corritore's playful harmonica dance and the nimble drumming of Malachi Johnson.