Joanne Shaw Taylor - Time Has Come
November 11, 2019
Today's Monday Women in Blues shoutout goes to Joanne Shaw Taylor.
Growing up in the Black Country, England, she was inspired in her early teens to play the blues after hearing Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, and Jimi Hendrix.
In May 2009, Taylor released her debut album, White Sugar, on Ruf Records. Taylor's second release was 2010's Diamonds in the Dirt, also on Ruf Records. Both her albums peaked at number eight in the US Billboard Top Blues Albums chart. In 2010, she won Best Female Vocalist at the British Blues Awards. She won the same award at the 2011 British Blues Awards, plus the Songwriter of the Year award for "Same As It Never Was" from Diamonds in the Dirt.
Wild, Taylor's fifth studio album was released on 30 September 2016. It was recorded in Nashville's Grand Victor Studios with Kevin Shirley working as producer. The album became her first top 20 entry in the UK Albums Chart.
She supported Foreigner at Birmingham's Symphony Hall on 15 May 2018 and at the Royal Albert Hall on 16 May. Following her own headline tour in 2017, Taylor completed a four-week tour around the United States and returned to the UK in late 2018 to play intimate venues around the country.
Here's a little taste of the awesomeness that is Joanne Shaw Taylor with her song "Time Has Come"