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Joanne Shaw Taylor

Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Our writers and photojournalists have diverse interests, allowing Hardrock Haven the ability to cover a broad spectrum of music. This is quite evident when you read through the varied selections for the year. Here are the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — November 28, 2013 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, U.K. — Some concerts take off after a song or two, some — toward the middle, some – just before the encore. And some abduct you and transport you from the word go. This is how [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Welcome to the new era of blues guitar. Since Sister Rosetta Tharpe we haven’t had a female guitarist of Joanne Shaw Taylor’s spirit and drive, and since SRV we haven’t had a blues player with such a gift for improvisation. As the saying [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Having made a name for herself and won accolades in the blues and classic rock circles, Joanne Shaw Taylor now seeks to expand her identity with a stunning third album. Part of it is growing up, part – the innate draw of any true artist toward [...]