Thursday, January 27, 2011
GUESS THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES
Joanne Shaw Taylor is an original, with guitar playing full of energy, poetry and soulful blues licks. She is the real deal.
On 'Diamonds In The Dirt', her second CD, Taylor is on fire with a collection of songs expressing her hopes and fears forged from crash and burn experiences on her journey through life since her widely acclaimed debut album (White Sugar).
Her deep smoky vocals are like the calm before the storm that is a whirlwind from her scorching Fender Telecaster. The sound on this album is heavier than on the debut, but the album delivers on the hype and expectations surrounding her sophomore release. Her guitar style is somewhat reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughn, and her riffs have the drive and power of hard rock. This album is a winner.