Video: Joe Bonamassa not just Pretending on this cover of Clapton hit

While we’re on the subject of tributes to blues greats, you may have heard that blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa has done a few of his own recently, following up last spring’s spectacular Muddy Waters/Howlin’ Wolf recording from Red Rocks with first a short tour honoring the three Kings of the blues (Albert, B.B., and Freddie) and then a series of shows saluting the British blues explosion that featured the music of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page.

Just this week, it was announced that the Three Kings show will be released in September in the form of a CD/DVD set entitled Live at the Greek Theatre.

Knowing Bonamassa, it won’t be long before we also have the chance to hear and see the British blues tribute neatly packaged in a similar manner. But in the meantime, here’s one from the British Blues Explosion show that has Bonamassa doing a whole lot more than just “Pretending” to be a successor to these guitar greats with a cover of the hit Clapton tune:

And while we’re at it, you also might want to check out this track from the upcoming Live at the Greek Theatre DVD (portions of which will also be airing on public TV and MTV Live/Palladia during August and September), which finds Bonamassa and band taking on B.B. King’s “Let the Good Times Roll”:

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