Joanne Shaw Taylor announces guitarist Connor Selby as special guest on her February 2024 UK Tour

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM GIGANTIC.COM, PLANETROCKTICKETS.CO.UK, JOANNESHAWTAYLOR.COM    “One of the true superstars in the British blues scene, Joanne Shaw Taylor possesses a honeyed alto voice and guitar and songwriting skills to match.”  – Blues Blast Magazine

“One of those killer guitarists with a voice to match her chops, Joanne Shaw Taylor is back with this classy first taste of her next album. Sweet Lil Lies reflects the soul, Motown, and blues records of her childhood, coming together like Bonnie Raitt meeting Joe Bonamassa – in one person.” – Classic Rock

Joanne Shaw Taylor is without a doubt one of the best R&B/Blues guitarists to come out of Britain in a long time. – Arts Reviews Edinburgh

“Joanne Shaw Taylor’s voice is sassy, and she has developed a drawl that fits perfectly with her guitar style.” – Music News   British Blues-rock guitar prodigy Joanne Shaw Taylor is pleased to announce that British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Connor Selby will be her special guest on her February 2024 UK Tour, including the Amsterdam concert on February 14.  

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Joanne’s UK tour kicks off on Saturday 17 February 2024 at Manchester Royal Northern College of Music, takes in London’s O2 Indigo on Thursday 22 February, and finishes on Thursday 29 February at the Palace Theatre in Southend-on-Sea.   Connor Selby signed to Provogue Records in December 2022 and released his major label debut, the self-titled album, Connor Selby to critical acclaim. Connor was voted “Young Artist of the Year” at the UK Blues Awards for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, 2022). He opened for the Who in July 2019 at Wembley Stadium, and played Hyde Park, London, during the summer of 2022, with Pearl Jam, Stereophonics and Johnny Marr.   Joanne will perform songs from her recent critically acclaimed albums “Nobody’s Fool,” and The Blues Album which topped Billboard Magazine’s Official Blues Album Chart.  She will also perform new songs from her forthcoming album including “Sweet ‘Lil Lies,” “Black Magic,” and her latest single “Wild Love.”  
The Blues Album was 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.    Her latest single “Wild Love,” is crafted alongside Kevin Shirley, the iconic producer, at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville. The song is brimming with bluesy undertones and an infectious energy.

The track showcases Joanne’s signature guitar licks against a backdrop of dynamic drums and bass. “Wild Love” is a departure into a darker, more intimate territory, capturing the essence of a moody blues night while retaining the vigour that her fans have come to adore.

“I love this track,” says Joanne. “I wanted it to be dark and sexy. I think, with the boys’ help, we came up with something cool that the band in the studio made come to life.”

Stream “Wild Love” HERE. Watch the official music video HERE.   Always one to push boundaries, Joanne’s union with Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records continues to flourish, ensuring that her music reaches her global fanbase, uncompromised and pure. This relationship and her innate creativity guarantee a stream of sensational releases that cut through the industry noise.

Discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics when she was a mere 16 years old and subsequently invited to tour the world, Joanne’s rise to stardom, propelled by endorsements from music giants like Stevie Wonder and Annie Lennox, remains unmatched.

Joanne is unstoppable with a discography boasting chart-toppers like Reckless Heart, The Blues Album, and most recently Nobody’s Fool. As she readies her next studio album, fans can expect a cocktail of her signature guitar riffs, passionate vocals, and inspired songwriting. 
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Manchester – Royal Northern College Of Music
Saturday 17 February 2024

Glasgow – Queen Margaret Union
Sunday 18 February 2024

Leeds – City Varieties Music Hall
Monday 19 February 2024

Sunderland – The Fire Station
Wednesday 21 February 2024

London – Indigo at The 02
Thursday 22 February 2024

Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
Friday 23 February 2024

Norwich – The Waterfront
Sunday 25 February 2024

Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion
Monday 26 February 2024

Bury St. Edmunds – Apex
Wednesday 28 February 2024

Southend – Palace Theatre
Thursday 29 February 2024   # # #    JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR – BIOGRAPHY Joanne Shaw Taylor was discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics at the age of 16 who, having watched her play, immediately invited her on the road with his supergroup D.U.P. – a career in music was born and in the proceeding years, her incredible guitar playing saw her build an army of plaudits including Jimmy Cliff, Joe Bonamassa, Stevie Wonder and Annie Lennox.

Still only in her 30’s, she has become one of the most sought-after guitarists in the world of rock. She released her first album on Ruf Records entitled “White Sugar” (2009), unleashing her distinct soulful voice on the world, and demonstrating a song writing prowess way beyond her years – the world of blues rock had a new star! Over the next few years, she released critically acclaimed albums including her sophomore album “Diamonds In The Dirt” (2010), “Almost Always Never” (2012) which featured the UK radio hit “Soul Station”, plus her final album for Ruf Records – the live album “Songs From The Road” (2013).

In 2014 she released her fourth studio album “The Dirty Truth” on Axehouse Records that featured the singles “Mud, Honey” and “Wicked Soul”. In 2016, Joanne followed up with the release of her fifth album “Wild” (Produced by Kevin Shirley) which saw her perform songs “Dyin’ To Know” and “Summertime” on BBC Two Television’s popular music show “Later With Jools Holland”. Three years later, in 2019 she signed to Silvertone Records via Sony Music and released her sixth studio album, “Reckless Heart.”

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 “Reckless Heart” breaking into the UK Top 20 Album Chart and cementing herself as one of the most important exports in British blues-rock.

Her seventh studio album “The Blues Album”, produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith at Oceanway Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, was her first released on Bonamassa’s independent label KTBA Records in 2021 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts.

On April 20, 2022 Joanne received her 2nd #1 Billboard Blues album with “Blues From The Heart Live”. On October 28, 2022, she released her critically acclaimed eighth studio album “Nobody’s Fool” produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith.  The album was released on Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records to rave reviews.

In 2023 Joanne released “Sweet ‘Lil Lies” and “Black Magic” – two new tracks produced by Kevin Shirley at the legendary Studio A at RCA Studios in Nashville.  The songs will appear on Joanne’s forthcoming studio album released by Journeyman Records in 2024.   Joanne Shaw Taylor photo by Simon Green Connor Selby photo by Graham Hutton   Visit the official Joanne Shaw Taylor February 2024 UK tour

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