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Joanne Shaw Taylor - October 2012 Uk Tour

22.05.2012 By: Admin
Joanne Shaw Taylor - October 2012 Uk Tour

Photo by Peter Fannen

Following her critically acclaimed UK tour in November 2011, due to popular demand, blues rock guitarist and singer, Joanne Shaw Taylor returns to the UK to undertake a 13-date tour, kicking off at Bristol Tunnels Club on Thursday October 11th.

The tour dovetails the highly anticipated release of Joanne’s third studio album "Almost Always Never" – released by Ruf Records on Monday September 17th, 2012.

Originally discovered by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart as a guitar prodigy at the age of 16, Joanne will perform music from her new album, as well as dipping into songs from her first two critically acclaimed albums - White Sugar (2009) and Diamonds in the Dirt (2010).

For two years consecutively, 2010 and 2011, Joanne was voted "Best British Female Vocalist of the Year" at the British Blues Awards.  Joanne is fast becoming a major force on the international blues rock music circuit.

Hailed by Classic Rock magazine, Joanne also received a Best New Artist Debut nomination at the British Blues Awards for her debut album White Sugar.

The new album was produced by legendary record producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Patty Griffin) in Austin.

"Mike McCarthy comes from a very different musical background from me," says Joanne.  "He pushed me out of my comfort zone, while allowing me to explore and embrace new territories whilst remaining true to who I am. I never thought when I started on this journey I would ever get to work with such an amazing array of musicians. I've been a fan of JJ, David and Billy for many years and their performances on this album are exceptional."

The album features David Garza (keyboards), Billy White (bass, guitar) and J.J. Johnson (drums). Garza has worked with Juliana Hatfield, Blues Traveler and Fiona Apple. Billy White has played with the Heartless Bastards and Craig Finn. J.J. Johnson has played drums for John Mayer.

"I've loved every album and recording experience I've had to date for many different reasons," reflects Joanne. "I think what sets Almost Always Never apart from my two previous albums is the songwriting process leading up to it. I'm so proud of these songs.  All 12 of them combine into one body of work.  It’s the perfect and truest example of who I am as an artist to date."

"I've made an album where I'm starting to hold my own on the guitar. I spent a lot of time leading up to these recordings going back and exploring old influences as well as embracing some new things. I had the opportunity to write the songs I've always wanted to write with an all-star cast to support and nurture them but also to push me and this album to places I would not have been capable of reaching without them.

"The UK is where I feel the most pressure to perform at my best because the audience is so close to my heart. I can't wait to perform the new album in the UK.  Although I've toured there for 13 years, with this new album of songs, I feel it will be as if it will be first time they actually see me live."


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Thursday 11 October
Bristol The Tunnels
Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 0845 605 0255
Temple Meads, Bristol,
City of Bristol BS1 6QS

Friday 12 October
Tavistock, Wharf
Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01822 611 166
The Wharf, Tavistock,
Devon, PL19 8AT

Saturday 13 October
Falmouth Princess Pavilion
Blues In The Bay Festival
Box Office: 01326 211 222
41 Melvill Road, Falmouth,
Cornwall, TR11 4AR

Sunday 14 October
Poole Mr Kyps
Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01202 748 945
8a Parr Street, Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone,
Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JY

Tuesday 16th October
London Leicester Square Theatre
Tickets: £17.00
Box Office: 08448 733 433
6 Leicester Place, Leicester Square,
London, WC2H 7BX

Friday 19 October
Brighton: The Haunt
Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 08444 780 898   
10 Pool Valley Coach Station
Brighton, BN1 1NJ

Saturday 20 October
Norwich: Arts Centre
Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01603 660 352
St. Benedicts Street, Norwich,
Norfolk, NR2 4PG

Sunday 21 October
Sale: Waterside
Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0161 912 5616  
1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Manchester,
Lancashire, M33 7ZF

Tuesday 23 October
York: Duchess
Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01904 641 413
Stonebow House, The Stonebow,
York, YO1 7NP

Wednesday 24 October
Newcastle: Cluny
Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0191 230 4474
34-36 Lime Street, Ouseburn,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PQ

Friday 26 October
Glasgow O2 ABC
Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0844 477 2000  
330 Sauchiehall Street,
Glasgow, G2 3JB

Saturday 27 October
Stockton Arc
Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01642 525 199
Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees,
Cleveland, TS18 1LL

Sunday 28 October
Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0845 413 4444  
Masonic Place, Goldsmith Street
Nottingham, NG1 5JT

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