Monday, October 11, 2010

British Blues Rock Guitar Sensation Joanne Shaw Taylor To Release 'Diamonds In The Dirt' in November

Ruf Records has announced a November 9th release date for 'Diamonds in the Dirt', the new album from British blues guitar sensation Joanne Shaw Taylor.

'Diamonds in the Dirt' follows the international critical acclaim and sales generated by Taylor - who is now based in Detroit - for her 2009 label debut, White Sugar, which was nominated as 'Best New Artist Debut' at the 2010 Blues Music Awards.

Back in the UK, Joanne was named 'Best Female Vocalist' at the recent British Blues Awards.

Plaudits for her first album were universal. 'A spectacular debut from a major talent,' said All Music Guide in its review. Blues called it 'A collection of scorching blues-rock fretwork and soulful vocals, the album represents Taylor's 'coming out party' to blues fans everywhere.' The Boston Herald said, 'England's Taylor has all the tools to become the next big thing in blues".

The album as was 'White Sugar' is produced by the legendary Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan) Recorded at Gaines' Bessie Blue Studios in rural Tennessee, the disc will feature 10 original songs. Taylor attributes living in Detroit as influencing the direction of the songs, saying, "here are a huge amount of incredible bands and musicians in Detroit,'  'I'm sure it's given me new inspiration and been part of the reason for the slightly heavier sound on this album.'

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1 comment:

Stratoblogster said...

Good post Keith! Good find on the video clip too-- her playing is really getting better!!!

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