Following her acclaimed performance alongside Annie Lennox at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in June 2012, the release of her critically acclaimed third studio album Almost Always Never, and a nationwide UK tour, blues rock sensation Joanne Shaw Taylor returned to the UK on Sunday 12th May for an exclusive London concert to record a new live DVD in the intimate setting of one of London’s most famous live music venues, The Borderline. Birmingham native, Joanne Shaw Taylor is a phenomenal guitarist, singer/songwriter who is currently taking both sides of the Atlantic by storm. The live recording will be released as part of Ruf Records’ ongoing Songs From The Road 2 disc DVD/CDs. Previous releases in the live series include Luther Allison, Jeff Healey, and Savoy Brown.. Joanne follows her sold out London Borderline concert with four UK concerts in November and December, including a high profile headline concert at London’s o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Thursday 28th November. The November and December concerts will see Joanne performing tracks from her current album Almost Always Never, plus favorites taken from her first two albums – White Sugar (2009) and Diamonds in the Dirt(2010).
As an electric guitarist, Joanne mixes many different genres into her blues-based music, including rock, blues, funk, and soul. All of these music genres and influences represent sources of inspiration in her writing and playing abilities. Although she has enough chops to keep up with the best in the business, she tends to rely more on groove and emotion to draw in her audience, holding their attention until the last notes of the song fade away. In addition to her fretwork, she possesses a sultry voice that only accentuates her playing and adds another level of musicianship to her artistic palette.
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.THE NEW ALBUM “ALMOST ALWAYS NEVER”
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