Joanne Shaw Taylor to play five UK dates in April 2022

Joanne Shaw Taylor will play five dates in April, sets that will include tracks from her latest record, The Blues Album. Support is from Toby Lee.

“I’d known from the beginning of my recording career that one day I wanted to record an album of blues covers,” Joanne said of her album, which has been voted Most Played Blues Album of 2021 by the Independent Blues Broadcaster’s Association.

“I just wasn’t sure when the right time to do that would be. 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.”

The Covid-19 enforced pandemic break proved the perfect time to record and release the album, which included Joe Bonamassa playing and singing on Don’t Go Away Mad.

“We wanted to make a tough vocal-centric straight blues record that showcases Joanne’s amazing talent but in a slightly different light,” Bonamassa said.

“Joanne is a dear friend and a superstar. Josh [Smith, guitar] and I focused on testing her limits and pushing boundaries that might not have occurred before. It’s all about making a statement and having the listener want to play the music repeatedly.”


23apr7:30 pm11:00 amJoanne Shaw Taylor, SunderlandFire Station

24apr7:30 pm11:00 amJoanne Shaw Taylor, YorkBarbican

26apr7:30 pm11:00 amJoanne Shaw Taylor, LondonShepherd's Bush Empire

29apr7:30 pm11:00 amJoanne Shaw Taylor, BexhillDe La Warr Pavilion

30apr7:30 pm11:00 amJoanne Shaw Taylor, CoventryHMV Empire

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