British blues artist Joanne Shaw Taylor serves up her blues with a generous side order of soul. Which is probably why she travelled all the way to Memphis, Tennessee to record her 2009 debut album White Sugar.
The album was produced by Jim Gaines, a man with a monster resume that includes Joanne’s heroes Albert Collins and Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as such other legends as Luther Allison, Journey and, er, Huey Lewis and The News.
White Sugar is a great album. The album’s title song and the SRV-influenced Blackest Day are standouts but seriously, there are no lumps in this gravy.
Joanne will embark on a UK tour in November 2010.
Listen: Joanne Shaw Taylor - Bones (live, Callahan's in Auburn Hills' MI)