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Joanne Shaw Taylor
punk ass blues power!

 "I have played with all sorts of blues musicians all over the world, I even made a film ´Deep Blues´ where I went to Mississippi and recorded some legendary players such as R.L Burnside and Jesse -Mae Hemphill. 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)

When Dave Stewart had his big experience, Joanne Shaw Taylor was only 16. Her skills at the Telecaster were so perfect that the bluesfan and Eurythmics-frontman asked her to join his supergroup D.U.P. to tour europe in 2002. She was also offered a record contract but the label went bust. Today Joanne is 23 and happy about the fact that she took her time with the recording debut: "I wanted to take time out to really work on my craft and make sure that when I did an album it was the best that I could do."

For "White Sugar" Joanne took a plane to Memphis where her label RUF had booked Jim Gaines´ studio. Jim had worked with some of Joanne´s idols like Albert Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He brought in the experienced sessionmen Steve Potts (Drums) und Dave Smith (Bass). "Working with these guys was totally easy. I knew of them because of Luther Allison and the Jonny Lang albums. They didn´t know the tracks until five minutes before we recorded them. I made them listen to the songs once and then play them. It was fantastic. They got so much feeling and soul. They are amazing guys to work with."

The power trio - that´s the kind of band which suits Joanne Shaw Taylor, also at home in Birmingham, where she and her trio play the pubs, clubs and festivals. "I always wanted to try the power trio thing, like Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Paladins or Jimi Hendrix. I thought it would bring me on as a guitar player and a singer - which I think it has done. And" - Joanne chuckles - "it´s also cheaper, you know."

She talks about some influences. When Joanne was a little schoolgirl, she was caught by the rough side of the blues: SRV, Albert Collins, the Paladins, Jimi Hendrix. At christmas she got her first electric guitar. The old classical guitar, which she had played since she was eight, vanished from the children´s room. "As soon as I heard SRV and Albert Collins I knew pretty much that I wanted to do that full stop. That was the lifestyle route that I was goin´ to go down. It was never a hobby. It was always very serious and dedicated to it."

"White Sugar" is the proof. The confident and young british woman keeps the traditions of her idols but she is going her own way. With her record debut she demonstrates her talent with ten songs that she has written herself. Playing the hard stuff à la SRV, making us feel the bite of her telecaster just like Albert Collins did or working out charming little riffs from the Jimi Hendrix book - Joanne is always seeking - and finding - new terrain. Funky shuffles, soulful ballads or the hypnotic hookline of the title track, a burning instrumental, she presents her craft powerfully. Some songs were written during the the flight to Memphis, a few others were written 10 years ago and are kind of her signature tunes. There is the autobiographical "Kiss The Ground Goodbye", deep feelings come wirh "Heavy Heart" or "Blackest Day", a song that Joanne wrote when she was 14. "With ´Blackest Day´ I really wanted to show my influences." She can be proud of her first album. ""She´s my pride & joy..." SRV once sang. Her fans will be proud of Joanne, too...

"She plays with more attitude and flare than most.
Massive potential here. Inspiring."
GUITARIST magazine

" Catch her live if you can, then you can say: I was there at the beginning"
Blue Print Magazine

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

http://www.rufrecords.de/catalogue/1147_joanne-shaw-taylor_white-sugar.html

For the last couple of years, Jo Shaw Taylor has been busy redefining the meaning of the cliche, plays like a girl..... how did you spend your summer vacation when you were 17 years old? She spent hers touring Europe with the supergroup D.U.P. with fellow band members Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Candy Dulpher (Prince) and Jimmy Cliff. If you can imagine the love child of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dusty Springfield then you are beginning to get a feel for Joannes mixture of fiery guitar playing, sultry vocals and 100% pure soul. But unlike many other young phenoms, she has quickly developed a resumé to back up the hype. Born and raised amidst the coal mines of Britains Black Country; she picked up a guitar and got turned on to the blues as a very young teenager.

Dave Stewart first discovered Joanne when he saw her play at the tender age of 16 and his reaction was as follows...I have played with all sorts of blues musicians all over the world such as R.L.Burnside and Jesse-Mae Hemphill. 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!!! Not only was I in total shock but it took me a good few minutes to ask her how long she had been playing like that ? "A few years" she replied "how old are you now" I asked "sixteen she said. I woke up a few seconds later on the floor.

Jo has been touring the U.K. with her own band since she was 14, eadlining top clubs such as Ronnie Scotts and the Marquee; she has
also performed at several of the top European festivals, playing longside many of her heroes like B.B. King. It is a safe bet that Ms Taylor is the only teenage girl invited to sit in on one of Bill Wymans recording sessions.

Her own writing has led her to something beyond the blues... a soulful mix of roots and pop influences sung in a haunting smoky voice that never leaves you once you hear it. This goes much deeper than a loud guitar solo- this is the real deal.

http://www.youtube.com/joanneshawtaylor


Joanne has recently been writing with Bruce McCabe (Jonny Lang) and has now teamed up with grammy winning songwriter/producer Kevin Bowe (Jonny Lang, Etta James, Paul Westerberg) to secure a major US recording deal.

"I have played with all sorts of blues musicians all over the world, I even made a film ..Deep Blues.. where I went to Mississippi and recorded some legendary players such as R.L Burnside and Jesse -Mae Hemphill. 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)

When Dave Stewart had his big experience, Joanne Shaw Taylor was only 16. Her skills at the Telecaster were so perfect that the bluesfan and Eurythmics-frontman asked her to join his supergroup D.U.P. to tour europe in 2002. She was also offered a record contract but the label went bust. Today Joanne is 23 and happy about the fact that she took her time with the recording debut: "I wanted to take time out to really work on my craft and make sure that when I did an album it was the best that I could do." For "White Sugar" Joanne took a plane to Memphis where her label RUF had booked Jim Gaines.. studio. Jim had worked with some of Joanne..s idols like Albert Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He brought in the experienced sessionmen Steve Potts (Drums) und Dave Smith (Bass). "Working with these guys was totally easy. I knew of them because of Luther Allison and the Jonny Lang albums. They didn..t know the tracks until five minutes before we recorded them. I made them listen to the songs once and then play them. It was fantastic. They got so much feeling and soul. They are amazing guys to work with." The power trio - that..s the kind of band which suits Joanne Shaw Taylor, also at home in Birmingham, where she and her trio play the pubs, clubs and festivals. "I always wanted to try the power trio thing, like Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Paladins or Jimi Hendrix. I thought it would bring me on as a guitar player and a singer - which I think it has done. And" - Joanne chuckles - "it..s also cheaper, you know." She talks about some influences. When Joanne was a little schoolgirl, she was caught by the rough side of the blues: SRV, Albert Collins, the Paladins, Jimi Hendrix.

At christmas she got her first electric guitar. The old classical guitar, which she had played since she was eight, vanished from the children..s room. "As soon as I heard SRV and Albert Collins I knew pretty much that I wanted to do that full stop. That was the lifestyle route that I was goin.. to go down. It was never a hobby. It was always very serious and dedicated to it." "White Sugar" is the proof. The confident and young british woman keeps the traditions of her idols but she is going her own way. With her record debut she demonstrates her talent with ten songs that she has written herself. Playing the hard stuff à la SRV, making us feel the bite of her telecaster just like Albert Collins did or working out charming little riffs from the Jimi Hendrix book - Joanne is always seeking - and finding - new terrain. Funky shuffles, soulful ballads or the hypnotic hookline of the title track, a burning instrumental, she presents her craft powerfully. Some songs were written during the the flight to Memphis, a few others were written 10 years ago and are kind of her signature tunes. There is the autobiographical "Kiss The Ground Goodbye", deep feelings come wirh "Heavy Heart" or "Blackest Day", a song that Joanne wrote when she was 14. "With ..Blackest Day.. I really wanted to show my influences." She can be proud of her first album. ""She..s my pride & joy..."

SRV once sang. Her fans will be proud of Joanne, too...

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http://www.myspace.com/joanneshawtaylor

http://www.joanneshawtaylor.com/

http://thebluesblogger.com/678/joanne-shaw-taylor-time-has-come-with-debut-release-white-sugar

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-joanne-shaw-taylor-white/

http://www.rufrecords.de/catalogue/1147_joanne-shaw-taylor_white-sugar.html

 

 

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