- Audio CD (22 Sept. 2014)
- Limited Edition edition
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Limited Edition
- Label: Axe House Music
- ASIN: B00LFX1JTM
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,141 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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British blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor returns to UK shores with a Nationwide UK Tour in November 2014, which follows hot on the heels of her fourth new studio album, “The Dirty Truth”, which is currently being recorded in Memphis. The tour kicks off at the Norwich Epic on 1st November and other UK including Sheffield, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, London, Cornwall, and many more. The new album, “The Dirty Truth”, is released in the UK on Monday 22nd September on Joanne’s boutique label Axehouse Records. Joanne will be reunited with Jim Gaines who produced her 2008 debut album White Sugar. “I wanted to go back into the studio in Memphis with Jim to retain the same vibe that we captured on the first album,” says Joanne. “The new album is a combination of rock and blues, and I think it’s going to be an exciting collaboration, and hopefully, my fans will love the rockier edge.” The forthcoming album and UK tour follows 2013’s critically acclaimed Songs From The Road; a live album energized with soul power, blues savvy and rock roots. In May 2013, when Joanne originally performed an intimate concert at London’s Borderline, The Blues magazine wrote, “Joanne slips from bursts of muscular rhythm to searing riffs rooted in the blues but not dominated by it… JST bristles with self-confidence, energy and excitement.” In 2013 during an in-depth interview, The Blues magazine asked Joanne if she was having fun playing live. “How can you not enjoy that job?” she responded. “I get on stage, turn my guitar up really loud and I shout in the microphone for two hours. It’s like the best therapy in the world.” In November 2013, TV presenter Malcolm Gerrie said the following about Joanne in the Sunday Times – “Who said white gals can’t play the blues? Killer licks, soaring solos and heart-wrenching vocals.“A Brummie blues singer? Yes, really,” wrote the Sunday Telegraph about Joanne last November. “Joanne Shaw Taylor has enough soul to compete with the best the Mississippi Delta has to offer.”
Top Customer Reviews
This is truly an excellent album. Her playing has matured - she picks the right notes more often and executes much more cleanly than in previous recordings - helped by clearly slicker production.
I will listen to this often and for a long time.
While Taylor’s previous brace of studio albums, the soul-blues orientated Almost Always Never (2012) and the grittier Diamonds in the Dirt (2010) were strong releases, The Dirty Truth is their superior.
The Dirty Truth recalls Joanne Shaw Taylor’s 2009 debut album White Sugar in feel, sound (both were produced by Grammy Award winning producer Jim Gaines at the Bessie Blue studio in Tennessee) and mix of styles, including blues-rock, slow blues, shuffle based numbers and some soul-pop blues.
From the edgy rock ‘n’ blues of gangster-tale opener 'Mud, Honey' through to the Hendrix-esque closer 'Feels Like Home' The Dirty Truth is a big slice of guitar-led blues, with husky vocals that can bring a soft touch to proceedings (such as on 'Fool In Love') or deliver a fuller cry akin to a slightly smoother Tina Turner.
All complimented by some fabulously feisty blues licks from Taylor and solid accompaniment from Dave Smith (bass), Steve Potts (drums) and Rick Steff (keyboards).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent vocals and great dexterity with the guitar. I think this is her best albumPublished 4 months ago by S Horrocks
Good axe work , not an ORIANTAI yet.but she has enough age on her side to advance to no.1’Published 5 months ago by pdDublin
This is a great album by JST - However...This is NOT Blue Vinyl at all. It is Black - Not happy at all as the response from the company states "Amazon states it as Blue, we... Read morePublished 6 months ago by MR IAN J HOLMES
A good selection of earthy blues. Nice to include the cd version. The blues is in safe hands!Published 6 months ago by John