What an awesome show last night at the Coronado Performing Arts Center.

Last night I went to my first Joe Bonamassa concert. It was incredible! This was also my first time that I went to the Coronado in downtown Rockford.

I couldn't believe the beauty of the Coronado. The ornate ceilings, gold leaf, patterned carpet... it was majestic. There isn't a bad seat in the house, which is a good thing because the entire venue was pretty much full.

Lori, Townsquare Media
Lori, Townsquare Media

I've listened to Joe Bonamassa's music plenty of times yet for some reason I never realized how old he was. He is the ripe young age of 37! Wow! He sings and plays as if he has been doing this for at least 60 years.

I was completely in awe of the way he played the guitar. At one point in the night, it sounded as if he was playing a violin... on the guitar. How does one person become so talented?

Another highlight of my night was when he introduced the band. See, my sweetie was with me, and when the band first walked out on stage I said, "Isn't that the keyboardist from Double Trouble?" I was right! Joe introduced the band later on in the show and said that he was Reese Wynans, who was just introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The crowd went completely wild. Standing ovation for Reese. I couldn't help but watch him during the show go back and forth from keyboard to organ, sometimes playing both at the same time.

Carmine Rojas was on bass guitar, with his cool blue collard shirt and shiny black shoes was incredible. I loved watching him sway back and forth and really feel the groove while he was slappin' the bass.

The horn section, percussion, all were on point. All extremely talented. All inspiring. Bravo Joe Bonamassa. Bravo.

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