Congrats to longtime Epi fan and signature artist Joe Bonamassa who took home the B. B. King Entertainer of the Year award at the annual Blues Music Awards in Memphis last week.

“I did realize that every time I played with the guy was a huge deal," said Bonamassa in statement. Bonamassa is currently on tour in Europe. “You’ve got to play the same way that you would to a small club. It’s that enthusiasm and the dynamic that bring it close. I learned from watching B.B. King in that type of venue. He could definitely play to the back of the room. Even in a big place, it still felt small.”  

On June 23, Bonamassa will release a new live album recorded at Carnegie Hall. Also, be sure to check out the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa "Treasure" Firebird Outfit and look for more good news from Joe and Epiphone soon.