Back in 2000, Joe Bonamassa recorded his 1st Album titled “A New Day Yesterday” and it was at this time that Bonamassa was trying to get into the Blues Genre. Bonamassa was influenced by the British Blues and artists as such Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and the late Rory Gallagher. Furthermore, Bonamassa had stated that Stevie Ray Vaughn had an enormous influence on him during his youth.
As a blues follower, I am always intrigued to see at what point in time during an artist career did the launching date of popularity had occurred. As you will see, Bonamassa ascension came during the year of 2009 in February, right about the time of the CD release of “The Ballard Of John Henry“. The following graph depicts Bonamassa rise in popularity.
Furthermore, Bonamassa is extremely popular in the Netherlands followed by United Kingdom. In fact, the 6 out of the top 7 countries are European and the United States ranked 3rd among the grouping. The following graph demonstrates the facts, have a look for yourself.
Lastly, the last graph demonstrates geographically where Joe Bonamassa is a household name universally. It would be very interesting to conduct another analysis a year from now to see what other areas that Bonamassa name becomes a well known commodity among the Blues Genre.