Award-winning blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor has announced a new 14-date UK tour for this coming November and December 2022.
She will perform songs from her latest critically acclaimed album The Blues Album that topped Billboard Magazine’s Official Blues Album Chart. The album was also voted #1 Most Played Blues Album of 2021 by the Independent Blues Broadcaster’s Association. Taylor 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.
Over the past two decades, Joanne Shaw Taylor has proven herself as a prolific songwriter, releasing seven acclaimed albums under her belt, each increasingly more successful with her 2019 album Reckless Heart breaking into the UK Top 20 Album Chart and cementing herself as one of the most important guitar exports in British blues-rock.
In 2021, Joanne recorded her seventh studio album The Blues Album, produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith at Oceanway Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. The album was released on Bonamassa’s independent record label KTBA Records on September 24, 2021. The album features Joanne’s personalised covers of 11 rare blues classics immortalised by Albert King, Peter Green, Little Richard, Magic Sam, Aretha Franklin, Little Milton, and many more.
“I’d known from the beginning of my recording career that one day I wanted to record an album of blues covers, I just wasn’t sure when the right time to do that would be,” she said at the time. “I’ve always found it far easier to write my own material than come up with creative ways to make other artists’ material my own.”
On June 10, 2022, she then released the live album and concert film Blues From The Heart Live. Filmed and recorded at The Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, the special concert film, and album includes sixteen tracks and features guest performances from Mike Farris, Joe Bonamassa, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The album topped Billboard Magazine’s Official Blues Chart.
Planet Rock will start a 48-hour ticket pre-sale at 10am on Wednesday 3rd August where. Tickets go on general sale onFriday 5th August from Joanne Shaw Taylor’s website, SeeTickets.com and Gigantic.com.