Joanne Shaw Taylor

Sunday 25 February 2024, 7pm - 10:30pm

The Waterfront

+ connor selby

14+ (under 16s to be accompaniedby an adult over 18)

Join Joanne Shaw Taylor and her stellar band performing songs from her critically acclaimed studio album, Nobody's Fool, as well as songs from the upcoming new album. Her guitar prowess, vocal abilities, and songwriting talents reach new heights as she presents a bold slate of material at the peak of her career.   Joanne will also dig deep into her rich back catalogue where she will hand-pick songs from her previous recordings along with classic blues songs. Taylor has become one of the hottest live acts on the modern Blues scene, and soon you’ll see why. You don’t want to miss Blues Rock Phenom, Joanne Shaw Taylor in this unforgettable night of soul and blues music!

Joanner Shaw Taylor was discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics when she was 16 when he invited her on tour with his supergroup D.U.P. After starting out as a musician, Joanne built a reputation for her incredible guitar playing over the years, winning accolades from Jimmy Cliff, Joe Bonamassa, Stevie Wonder, and Annie Lennox.

Still only in her 30s, Joanne has become one of the most sought-after guitarists in the world of rock. She released her first album, White Sugar, in 2009, unleashing her distinct and soulful voice and demonstrating a songwriting prowess way beyond her years. She went on to release several more critically acclaimed albums and the live album Songs From The Road (2013). In 2014, Joanne released her fourth studio album The Dirty Truth, and in 2016, she collaborated with producer Kevin Shirley on her fifth album Wild.   She appeared on BBC Two Television’s popular music show Later With Jools Holland to perform to singles from the album, “Dyin’ To Know” and “Summertime.”

Over the past two decades, Joanne has proven herself as a prolific songwriter, with each critically acclaimed album more successful than the last. Her 2019 release Reckless Heart broke into the UK Top 20,, cementing her status as one of the most important exports in British blues-rock.

The Blues Album (2021), produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith, marked Joanne’s seventh studio album, and her first release on Bonamassa’s independent label KTBA Records, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Charts. In 2022, Joanne received her second No. 1 Billboard Blues Album with Blues From The Heart Live.

Joanne’s eighth studio album Nobody's Fool was released on October 28, 2022, featuring Bonamassa, Dave Stewart, Tina Guo, and Carmen Vandenburg. The album was released on Bonamassa’s newest label Journeyman Records, which provides the infrastructure needed to jumpstart the careers of exceptional independent artists, who are too often overlooked by the major labels or concert promoters.

Joanne is currently on tour and writing new songs for her next album, due out later this year. It’s a bold slate of material from an artist at the top of her career, bringing her guitar prowess, vocal abilities, and songwriting chops to new heights. 

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