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Venue: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Veteran soloist stages sparse, simple soirée as Shaw Taylor supports

There are some who believe Joanne Shaw Taylor is becoming a major player on the blues rock scene. And to some extent, it's easy to see why She plays up a storm on guitar, and has a voice reminiscent of Beth Hart or Bonnie Raitt. But what's lacking is passion and personality.

She gets a polite reception here, yet doesn't quite have what it takes to lift everyone, This might change in time, and there's no doubting her potential, but right now Taylor flatters only to fall short.

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