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Guitarist Joe Bonamassa celebrates Albert King, Freddie King and B.B. King at the Greek

Guitarist Joe Bonamassa celebrates Albert King, Freddie King and B.B. King at the Greek

"Bona-Who?" That catchphrase seen on concert T-shirts neatly sums up the conundrum that is Joe Bonamassa, the 38-year-old singer-guitarist who played to a near sellout crowd at the Greek Theatre over the weekend. A child prodigy on guitar, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King at age 12 and was profiled on NBC's "Real Life With Jane Pauley" a year later in 1991. Successfully transitioning to an adult career, he's traded licks onstage with Eric Clapton, toured the globe and has sold more than 2.5 million albums. Yet like most of the guitar-playing bluesmen he reveres, he's not exactly a household name. Cult-figure status has its own appeal, however, and...

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