Joanne Shaw Taylor at City Hall
British blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor was born and raised in the Black Country. Joanne was originally discovered by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart as a 16 year old guitar prodigy. Through hard work and near-constant touring, she is now regarded as one of the hottest young names on the British Blues circuit. She is admired and respected by many leading blues guitarists including Joe Bonamassa and John Mayall.
Joanne was voted “Best British Female Vocalist” at the British Blues Awards in 2010 and 2011. Joanne was invited as special guest to Annie Lennox performing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in June 2012.