Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Little Musical Interlude

This girl is amazing.

As you see, her name is Joanne Shaw Taylor.  From her bio page:
"Last year I heard something I thought I would never hear... a British White Girl playing blues guitar so deep and passionately it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end!" (Dave Stewart/Eurythmics)
You can say you heard her at the beginning.
"She plays with more attitude and flare than most. Massive potential here. Inspiring."
Guitarist magazine

"Joanne IS the new face of the blues"
Blues Matters


  1. Cool - Winthrop's not far from here, didn't know they had a blues festival


  2. Wow.
    That is some serious talent there.
    I'd like to see her team up with Warren Haynes, that would be something to see.

  3. I don't know that I'm ready to call her the next SRV, but that is some seriously impressive playing.

    itor - there's a video of her from a blues festival in Jacksonville that shows up in the suggestions. That's about a three hour drive, but I'm not sure I'd go into parts of J-ville for anyone, without an up-armored hummer. Hope Winthrop is a better neighborhood.

  4. I couldn't resist sharing.

  5. Ya, Winthrop is last of a breed - authentique old west town - withstanding the seattle DINK assault so far - at last as of oh 8 yrs ago or so.

    Short town - village really - no, hamlet; false front & boardwalks - real cowboys 'n girlz. Mountains, meadows, western rivers - I think I could live there or nearby with satisfaction. No ghetto.

    purty cool.


  6. I have been lucky enough to see Joanne several times over the last few years here in West Michigan - she's based out of Motown - even had my picture taken with her. She is certainly an up and comer on the blues scene. If she is in your neck of the woods don't pass up the opportunity to check her out. Looking forward to warm weather and blues festivals! Here is a link to find one near you.

    1. Thanks for the update. She's the most impressive musician I've heard in years. I've been listening to some interviews with her and read she moved to somewhere in Michigan.

      A check of your linked list shows nothing with a couple of hundred miles this year, but thanks for the link.