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PHOTOS: Joe Bonamassa at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 05/19/16

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With the Fine Arts Fiesta just outside the doors, blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa sold out the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre once again on Thursday, May 19, just four months after headlining two shows at Carnegie Hall.

Supporting his 12th studio album, “Blues of Desperation,” that was released in March, the 39-year-old legend from New Hartford, New York serenaded the packed crowd with the sweet sounds of an American art form – one that continues to thrive through his Grammy-nominated music and his nonprofit organization, the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation.

Joe Bonamassa setlist, May 19, 2016, F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre:

Locomotive Intro
This Train
Mountain Climbing
Blues of Desperation
No Good Place for the Lonely
Hidden Charms
Never Make Your Move Too Soon
Angel of Mercy
Hey Baby
Oh Beautiful
Love Ain’t a Love Song
Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
Gave Up Everything for You
Going Down
Sloe Gin
Ballad of John Henry

Humming Bird

Photos by Robb Malloy/Moon’s Eye Media