Joe Bonamassa by Christie Goodwin

Joe Bonamassa was bestowed a special honor on Monday (June 27), when his name was added to a brick on the legendary Liverpool Cavern Club’s “Wall of Fame.”

The event took place prior to a free performance staged by Bonamassa at the iconic venue, where the guitarist kicked off his “Salute to the British Blues Explosion” tour. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Bonamassa. “I’m so excited to be debuting the British Blues Explosion concert at the Cavern Club. It’s the perfect venue for me to showcase the music of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. I hope my fans will get a kick out of it as much as I do.” Cavern director Jon Keats was on hand for the ceremony. “We’re delighted to have such a great icon as Joe Bonamassa perform at The Cavern,” he said. “He joins an already great list of blues artists to have adorned the Cavern stage over the years, including the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. It’s fair to say that Joe is more than worthy of his brick in the ‘Wall of Fame’.”

Joe Bonamassa by Christie Goodwin

Photos: Christie Goodwin