Joe Bonamassa at The Warfield, by Ria Burman
Joe Bonamassa (photo: Ria Burman)

Joe Bonamassa‘s guitar-shredding show with international big-band bonanza blew the rocks off The Warfield, presented by Goldenvoice. With no supporting band, Joe Bonamassa played for over two hours to a crowd so enthused and excited by the musical mastery of “Big Joe,” that the good vibes spread through the auditorium, creating hoots, hollers, whistles, foot stamps, sways, and get-up-outcha-seat dance-bopping moves. Returning to SF after a 15-year absence, the show was well received as Joe Bonamassa offered guitar sizzle shreds and songs catchy, with an outstanding drum solo ending one of them.