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Joanne Shaw Taylor

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Joanne Shaw Taylor was born in England. Her father played guitar and harmonica. Her brother played guitar, later lost interest, and passed the guitar down to Joanne. As a child she asked for private lessons and studied guitar at school. After you hear her music, you will not be surprised to know she was trained as a classical guitarist. Stevie Ray Vaughn, sparked her interest in blues. She loved the freedom of expression it offered. Her dad nurtured her interest in blues by steering her in the right direction and by 16 she recorded her first album, White Sugar, in 2009. Joanne Shaw Taylor, is a regular at bluesfests throughout the country. She has shared the stage with blues greats such as Warren Haynes, Marcus King, Susan Tedeschi, Derrick Trucks. She is an amazing and successful woman in the world of blues. Her tour to promote her latest album, Reckless Heart,begins in March.

By Deborah Miller

I am an avid blues enthusiast and enjoy writing about what I love. My mission is to feature female talent and bring it to the forefront, in what is typically a male-dominated genre. I want my readers to learn along with me as I research each artist. I also want to encourage my readers to know and experience the satisfaction one gets when learning to play an instrument. I hope that in the future my readers will share their talents via video so that they too can be featured in my blog.