Née et élevée dans le Pays Noir, près de Birmingham, Joanne Shaw Taylor a été découverte par Dave Stewart d’Eurythmics à l’âge de 16 ans. Sa volonté et son talent font d’elle un prodige du circuit blues anglais. Elle est admirée et respectée par de nombreux guitaristes de Blues, dont Joe Bonamassa. Joanne a été élue « Meilleure Chanteuse anglaise » aux British Blues Awards en 2010 et 2011. Elle présentera son dernier album "Wild".
Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star in the blues rock world. The girl with the big voice from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world and released critically acclaimed albums, gaining a global fanbase and playing alongside some of her musical idols.
Joanne’s debut album White Sugar opened the door for Joanne and her career has now gone stratospheric, with Joanne breaking into the notoriously hard-to-crack US market, beating the stereotypes of her age and gender, and gaining acclaim from critics and her peers alike. Following albums, Diamonds in the Dirt, Almost Always Never and Songs From the Road followed and saw Joanne’s fanbase global rise.
In 2014, Joanne reunited with her White Sugar album producer Jim Gaines, and recorded her new studio album in Memphis. That album entitled The Dirty Truth was a return to Joanne’s original sound that mixes rock riffs with blues influences. The album was released in the UK in September 2014 on Joanne’s own independent boutique label Axehouse Records to critical acclaim across the world, and has already become her biggest selling album.
Joanne is a bona fide star with famous fans across the guitar world including Joe Bonamassa, Tedeschi Trucks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Glenn Hughes and John Mayall to name but a few. This April, she will be heading out on tour with another iconic performer, Wilko Johnson as his special guest.