Winner of the Joe Bonamassa Guitar Contest Giveaway

Donna Hill of Dallas, Texas Hits the Note

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Apart from putting on a stellar two-and-a-half hour show at The Dow Event Center on March 16th, guitarist/singer & songwriter Joe Bonamassa brought a solid crowd of faithful fans to their feet with his distinctly emotive guitar technique and a set list that included material spanning his relatively young career, along with an encore that included a blistering rendition of Led Zeppelin’s Dazed & Confused, melded together with refrains from Jeff Beck’s Ain’t Superstitious.

The Review also awarded an Ephiphone ‘Les Paul’ style guitar that was personally signed by Joe to the winner of our online contest asking readers to explain in 200 words or less why they loved Joe Bonamassa and what they found unique about him.
Amazingly, the winning entry came from Donna Hill of Dallas, Texas, who though unable to fly from Dallas to attend the show and accept her signed guitar from Joe, sent two close friends – Robert Carder and Jen Schoonover – to accept on her behalf, who were also die-hard Bonamassa fans, having driven from Fort Wayne, Indiana to catch the show. The pair told me they’ve seen Bonamassa live 42 times thus far, which is a sure sign of true fandom.
When notified of her winning entry, Hill was ecstatic. “As if discovering Joe Bonamassa and his music wasn’t enough, now I find myself the winner of two tickets, meet & greet passes, and a guitar signed by Joe through this contest sponsored by The Review. What a thrill! I wish I had been able to travel to Saginaw for the show, but was unable to make the trip from Dallas. Fortunately, Robert & Jen are the ultimate Joe fans. Thank you so much for selecting me as the winner and I will treasure this signed guitar forever!”
“Joe is a unique, incredible talent and unbelievable in his live shows. Don’t wear any socks – they will be knocked off!”
To read Donna’s winning entry, go to and search Joe Bonamassa. Donna’s winning entry is under the pen name of ‘Pearl’.
Thanks to all who entered the contest and congratulations Donna!

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    Jen Schoonover

    We want to publicly thank Donna and Bob for the awesome time we had and for making our 42nd Joe Bonamassa concert really special!