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Killer licks and soaring solos
A dazzling talent
Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star of the blues-rock world. The girl with the big voice from the Black Country (in England’s West Midlands) has toured extensively around the world, released critically acclaimed albums, and gained a global fan base as well as having the honor of playing alongside some of her musical idols. With Taylor’s 2019 album Reckless Heart, the good-time grooves of vintage British blues-rock are given a modern makeover, while her most powerful yet intimate vocals to date take their cue from the gritty soul greats (Aretha, Tina, Mavis Staples) she was raised on.
Taylor’s debut album White Sugar first opened the door, and her career has since gone stratospheric. She beat the stereotypes of her age and gender, gaining acclaim from critics and peers alike. Subsequent albums Diamonds in the Dirt, Almost Always Never, and Songs from the Road followed and saw Taylor’s fan base rise globally.
Following critical acclaim in 2016, with performances on Later . . . with Jools Holland and BBC’s Glastonbury coverage, and outstanding reviews for her album Wild, Taylor toured extensively to sold out audiences in 2017, which included a major theater tour in the UK at venues such as London’s Royal Festival Hall, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, and Birmingham’s Symphony Hall (to name a few).
Producer’s Circle member Tom G.