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Welcome Back: Joanne Shaw Taylor

The Brummie blues-rock queen gets back to basics and goes ‘home’ for her fourth long-player, The Dirty Truth.

Having lost her mother to cancer last year, Joanne Shaw Taylor’s priorities have changed. Back in 2012, the guitarist/singer branched out from her staple blues rock, and from regular producer Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan), for third LP Almost Always Never.

After full-on touring following her mother’s death, she craved familiarity so returned to Gaines at his home studio in Tennessee (where she recorded her first two albums) for The Dirty Truth. This comfort shows in her instinctive blues and contemporary rock sensibilities – all pared down to prime cuts and infused with soul.

The Dirty Truth is available now from Axehouse Music.

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