Joe Bonamassa, in a recent interview with Epiphone, gives some advice on what it takes to get to the next level in your playing:
Well, you know, I’ve been playing 33 years of my life and every day I wake up and I’m excited about the guitar. I’m excited about playing; I’m excited about the sound of the case latches opening. I always grab for it. Even when I tour a lot and I’m playing a lot on stage, I still practice, even after 33 years. And I think the real key to getting up to that professional level is first you’ve got to love it, and then you have to play. The more times you play live, the more times you play with other musicians, the more recordings you make, the better you’re going to get. It’s just like anything else. The more you do it, the better you’re going to get.