Tuesday 19 February is shaping up to be one of those nights that you really shouldn't miss with a quality line-up of UK blues sensation Joanne Shaw Taylor in her only WA show, plus the PBC debut of Paul Gioia's latest recording and Andrew Winton getting the night off to a great start (more on that later).
Regarded by many as the 'new face of blues' and reputedly giving veteran axe men more than a good run for their money, the blonde and female Briton, Joanne Shaw Taylor was discovered just over ten years ago by The Eurthymics' Dave Stewart. She has since gone on to tour extensively and performed in 2012 in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert in London with the other half of The Eurythmics, Annie Lennox.
In that time she’s won best female vocalist at the British Blues Awards twice, toured the globe with the likes of BB King and Joe Bonamassa and released three critically acclaimed albums including 2012’s ‘Almost Always Never’. In a few short years Shaw Taylor has gone from promising young blues talent to a bona fide force on the international music scene.
In this only WA show of her 2013 Australian Tour, Joanne will be backed by her all-star Australian band featuring members of Chain Award–winning Chase The Sun.
“There are a lot of great guitarists and singers in the blues today, what I see in Joanne Shaw Taylor that sets her apart from the rest is the ability to write a great song. Not only is she a killer guitarist and singer, but you find yourself walking away from her shows singing her songs as well.”
“… A gravelly blues voice and long, flailing blonde hair add to the feeling that something here does not quite fit the "axe-man" mould carved out by Hendrix, Vaughan, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page or Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones. Female blues-rock guitarists, after all, are few and far between - particularly if they were born in the mid-1980s and can mesmerize their listeners with a version of Hendrix's "Manic Depression", giving the original a run for its money.”
Jeremy Gaunt - Rueters October 2012
Intrigued? So are we - do not miss this show!