Warren Haynes Joins Joe Bonamassa in NYC
Modern guitar hero Joe Bonamassa played the first of two nights at New York City’s Beacon Theater last night. Returning to the venue that served as the backdrop for his 2012 live album, Bonamassa brought a few friends along for the ride. Opening with “Palm Trees, Helicopters and Gasoline” off of 2006’s You & Me, Bonamassa ran through a series of originals and covers, before inviting Late Show drummer Anton Fig out for a rendition of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Who’s Been Talking?”, a song featured on last year’s Driving Towards The Daylight, on which Fig handled drumming duties. Following the ballad “Django” and the southern-rocker “Mountain Time,” Bonamassa invited out his second guest of the evening. A Les Paul-toting Warren Haynes joined the stage for a run through the standard “Crossroads,” Haynes’ own “If Heartaches Were Nickels,” and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band classic “Look Over Yonders Wall.” Bonamassa returns to the Beacon again tonight, however there is no word on additional special guests for this evening.
Check out some video of Bonamassa and Haynes trading licks below