Born and raised in the Black Country, Joanne was originally discovered by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart as a 16 year old guitar prodigy. Through hard work and near-constant touring, she is now one of the hottest young names on the British Blues circuit. She is admired and respected by many leading blues guitarists including Joe Bonamassa.
Joanne was voted “Best British Female Vocalist” at the British Blues Awards in 2010 and 2011. Her current album, Almost Always Never, was helmed by the legendary record producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Patty Griffin) in Austin, Texas. Joanne was invited as special guest to Annie Lennox performing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in June 2012.
Who said white gals can’t play guitar ? Killer licks, soaring solos and heart-wrenching vocals’
The Sunday Times
‘Joanne Shaw Taylor has enough soul to compete with the best the Mississippi Delta has to offer’
‘an exceptional talent, her formidable guitar playing and stunning soulful vocals are there for us all to adore when seen live. What makes her a cut above all the rest is her superb and heartfelt songwriting’
Planet Rock Radio
‘A world-class blues talent’
Classic Rock Magazine
‘Incredible, the queen of blues rock’
Power play Magazine
‘One of the country’s finest exponents of the blues’ Classic Rock Society
‘A thrilling guitarist and a powerful vocalist’
Get Ready To Rock
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