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Road Guests

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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Only the Good Die Young

We recently asked our fans what topics to cover and one answer came back loud and clear: guitar players who died too young.

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Trippiest Psychedelic Blues

Inspired by a trip to San Francisco, Joe and Matt sit down to talk about the best psychedelic blues from the 60s and beyond. The music got trippy in those days – adding new sounds, new lyrics and new forms to stretch the meaning of the blues.

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The Best Live Albums

What are the greatest live albums? The records that capture a road-tested band and recreate the experience of seeing them live – warts and all. Recently Rolling Stone magazine put together a list of its Top 50 live albums and

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On the Road with the Three Kings

Joe Bonamassa’s new project is a tour celebrating the Three Kings of the Blues: B.B. King, Albert King and Freddie King. On this episode of the Pickup, Joe tells Matt why he wanted to put this tour together, previews some

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Clapton Through the Decades

It’s hard to believe but Eric Clapton just turned 70! To celebrate this milestone birthday, Joe and Matt look back on Clapton’s guitar milestones.

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Other Guitars of Note

Before heading back into the studio this week, Joe and Matt asked their Facebook fans whether they had any questions or topics for the Pickup podcast.

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