Joanne Shaw Taylor
About Joanne Shaw Taylor
Joanne Shaw Taylor is a British blues-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. A professional by age 14, her playing style has been influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Albert Collins, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. At 16 she was lead guitarist in Dave Stewart's D.U.P. White Sugar, her 2009 solo debut, and its follow-up, 2010's Diamonds in the Dirt, both placed inside the Top Ten on the American Blues charts. In 2012 she was lead guitarist with Annie Lennox for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert. Taylor recorded 2014's Dirty Truth and 2016's Wild for her own Axe House Music label. 2019's Reckless Heart was recorded in her adopted hometown of Detroit. In 2020, she signed with Joe Bonamassa's KBTA Records label. She fronted a star-studded band covering modern and vintage blues and R&B covers. The end result was The Blues Album, released in September 2021.