Today, British guitar siren and dynamic songwriter Joanne Shaw Taylor has released the new radio mix by acclaimed producer/mix engineer Mark Needham and music video for the swaggering lead single “The Best Thing” from her forthcoming studio album Reckless Heart, out on May 17th via Silvertone/Sony. Inspired to write a mid-tempo soul song after seeing Chris Stapleton in concert, Joanne wrote the hook in an Uber on the way home, and the song, which confidently puts a lover on warning for not committing, was completed by the next morning.
On the heels of playing to packed venues across the UK, Joanne – a powerhouse performer – will bring her enthralling live show to the States for a run of headline dates and festivals across the country. The U.S. tour kicks off May 11th in celebration of the release of Reckless Heart and will continue through the fall. Tickets are on sale now at www.joanneshawtaylor.com. For a taste of what’s in store, PRESS HERE to check out Joanne’s live performance on BBC 2’s Later…with Jools Holland.
Throughout her career, Joanne has won over fans such as Stevie Wonder, Joe Bonamassa(whose band played on Joanne’s 2016’s UK Top 20 hit album Wild), Foreigner (whom she opened for at venues like Royal Albert Hall) and Annie Lennox (with whom she performed in front of Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012). Discovered at age 16 by Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, she has spent a decade releasing increasingly successful albums, touring the world, headlining festivals, and amassing awards, and 2019 is sure to bring a lot more from Joanne.
May 18 Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
May 23 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
May 25 Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center for the Arts
May 28 New York, NY @ Iridium
May 30 Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
June 1 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
June 3 Nashville, TN @ City Winery
July 8 Montreux, Switzerland @ Montreux Jazz Festival
July 20 Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls JazzFest
July 21 Minneapolis, MN @ The Dakota
July 26 Sisters, OR @ Sisters Rhythm & Brews Fest
August 9 Delafield, WI @ Waukesha Rotary Blues Fest
August 16-21 Barcelona, Spain @ Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea
September 5-8 Las Vegas, NV @ Big Blues Bender