Road Guests #67

When you see an extra amp onstage at a Joe Bonamassa show it means one thing: there will be a special guest. On this week’s Pickup, Joe looks back on five friends who’ve joined him in concert and what it was like to jam with the likes of Eric Clapton, Warren Haynes and more.

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