British blues rock guitarist show her wild side

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Joanne Shaw Taylor is a dazzling guitarist with the songs and gravely voice to back up the bravo.

She is set to her first major label release on Sony in 2019. This global deal will be for three albums starting with that new release, plus her two most recent albums, Wild (2016) and The Dirty Truth (2014), will also be moving over to Sony. Obviously this is a big break for the blues, rock guitarist.

“Over my career, I have worked with different labels, but when I got the chance to release the next albums through Sony and Silvertone in particular, I couldn’t say no,” Joanne said. “To be part of such an iconic label that has released albums by some of my guitar heroes like Buddy Guy, John Mayell and even The Stone Roses is such an honor. “I will be starting work on the new album over the summer and can’t wait to get into the studio and release the album in 2019!”

She grew up in Wednesdbury in the Black Country, England and in her early teens was inspired by the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins and Jimi Hendrix. All of those influences shine through in the rerelease of Wild. The album was recorded at Grand Victor Sound Studios, Nashville TN, ‘Wild’ has been produced by Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Aerosmith, Journey, Iron Maiden).

“Recording at Grand Victor was incredibly inspiring. It is quite the legendary studio. Dolly Parton cut Jolene and I Will Always Love you here. And Chet Atkins worked here. Basically, if there was a hit record out of Nashville, it was made here. I am very proud of this album, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it,” Joanne said.

This is a masterful disc which quickly became my go-to music.

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