The tour starts at Cardiff, Tramshed on November 22, followed by dates at Exeter Corn Exchange (Nov 23), Reading Hexagon (Nov 25), Hastings, White Rock Theatre (Nov 26), The Apex, Bury St Edmunds (Nov 28), Birmingham Town Hall (Nov 30), Newcastle, Tyne Theatre & Opera House (Dec 1), Edinburgh, The Queen’s Hall (Dec 2), Sheffield City Hall (Dec 4), Milton Keynes, The Stables (Dec 5), Portsmouth Guildhall (Dec 7), Stroud, The Subscription Rooms (Dec 9), Ipswich, Corn Exchange (Dec 10), and High Wycombe, Old Town Hall (Dec 11)
Joanne will perform songs from her latest critically acclaimed album The Blues Albumwhich topped Billboard Magazine’s Official Blues Album Chart. The album was also voted #1 Most Played Blues Album of 2021 by the Independent Blues Broadcaster’s Association. Joanne will also dig deep into her rich back catalogue where she will hand-pick songs from her albums Reckless Heart, Wild,The Dirty Truth, Almost Always Never, Diamonds in the Dirt, and White Sugar.
Over the past two decades, Joanne has proven herself as a prolific songwriter, releasing seven acclaimed albums under her belt, each increasingly more successful with her 2019 album Reckless Heart breaking into the UK Top 20 Album Chart and cementing herself as one of the most important guitar exports in British blues-rock.
In 2021, Joanne recorded her seventh studio album The Blues Album, produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith at Oceanway Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. The album was released on Bonamassa’s independent record label KTBA Records on September 24, 2021. The album topped the Billboard Official Blues Chart. The album was also voted #1 Most Played Album of 2021 by the British Blues Broadcaster’s Association. The album received across-the-board rave reviews worldwide.
The album features Joanne’s personalised covers of 11 rare blues classics immortalised by Albert King, Peter Green, Little Richard, Magic Sam, Aretha Franklin, Little Milton, and many more.
“I’d known from the beginning of my recording career that one day I wanted to record an album of blues covers, I just wasn’t sure when the right time to do that would be,” says Joanne. “I’ve always found it far easier to write my own material than come up with creative ways to make other artists’ material my own.”
When the pandemic put the brakes on from musicians from touring during 2020 and 2021, Joanne thought it was the right time to head into the studio to record The Blues Album.
“We wanted to make a tough vocal centric straight blues record that showcased Joanne’s amazing talent but in a slightly different light," explains Bonamassa. “Josh and I tested Joanne’s limits and pushed boundaries.”
On June 10, 2022, Joanne released the live album and concert film Blues From The Heart Live. Filmed and recorded at The Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, the special concert film, and album includes sixteen tracks and features incredible guest performances from Shepherd, Mike Farris, and Joe Bonamassa. The live album features a special guest performance from Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The album topped Billboard Magazine’s Official Blues Chart.
“British blues rock phenom Joanne Shaw Taylor stands amongst the greatest female performers of modern day.” – Blues Rock Review
“The Blues Album strikes a perfect balance and delivers the best listening experience of JST’s career.” – Rock and Blues Muse
“With searing leads and powerful vocals, Joanne Shaw Taylor is one of the most respected names in modern blues guitar.” – Guitar.com
“No one plays or sings the blues quite like Joanne Shaw Taylor, the Midlands born phenomenon seemingly destined to write her name in mile high letters in the books of music history.” – Metal Planet Music
Neil O’Brien Entertainment in association with KTBA Records and Planet Rock presents: