Singer-songwriter, guitarist phenom Joanne Shaw Taylor kicks off her 2022 U.S. Fall Tour this evening in support of her most personal album to date, ‘Nobody’s Fool‘, “regarded as her best to date” by Guitarist Magazine.
Produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith and released via Bonamassa’s KTBA Records today, fans can listen/buy ‘Nobody’s Fool‘ via https://bit.ly/streamnobodysfool.
Watch the new official music video for ‘Won’t Be Fooled Again‘ featuring Joe Bonamassa on YouTube.
As a writer on all but two tracks, ‘Nobody’s Fool‘ showcases Taylor’s vocal style, writing prowess and guitar skills, taking the listener on a journey into the wasteland of love and back into the light of hope and redemption.
“I didn’t have a script for this one; I was not chained to any one particular idea how it must sound,” Taylor explains, “I wanted to focus on the song writing, and I was able to write whatever I was feeling. I had not done that before, and I must say it was a lovely experience.”
With that freedom, Taylor treads new sonic territory in her eighth studio album, expanding her catalogue by combining retro pop with a modern flare while still encompassing the emotion of her blues roots, as Rock and Blues Muse boasts “this is top-shelf blues on all levels that also packs huge crossover potential,” proving a sentiment expressed earlier this year by American Songwriter that she is “undoubtedly ready for the big time.”
Blues Rock Review says, “‘Nobody’s Fool‘ is her most personal album to date and features the combination of her skilful, emotionally driven song writing delivered by her sultry vocals and amazing guitar playing.”
Album opener and title track ‘Nobody’s Fool‘ highlights Taylor’s storytelling abilities and “sets the mood with JST’s signature husky, soulful vocals embellished with some powerful guitar lines,” praises Guitarist Magazine, while Guitar World observes lead single ‘Just No Getting Over You (Dream Cruise)‘ is “infectiously Stones-y.”
‘Nobody’s Fool‘ also finds Taylor’s collaborative spirit, with producer Joe Bonamassa joining her for ‘Won’t Be Fooled Again‘, Carmen Vandenburg on ‘Figure It Out‘ and cellist Tina Guo on ‘Fade Away‘, a stripped down ballad written for Taylor’s mother who passed in 2013, with Guitar World admiring “what ‘Fade Away’ lacks in fretboard fireworks it more than makes up for in sheer power – a testament to Taylor’s sharp song writing.”
A full circle moment, Taylor is joined by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, who discovered the blues-rock sensation when she was 16 years old and invited her on the road with his supergroup D.U.P. The pair tackle Eurythmics’ hit ‘Missionary Man‘, the only song on the album that isn’t an original.
Taylor recently announced her 2023 U.S. Spring Tour, boasting 20 dates across the country and launching March 19 at Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in Clearwater Florida. Before embarking on her 2023 tour dates, Taylor will kick off her 2022 Fall U.S. Tour at The Center Theatre in Skokie, Illinois tonight.
Joanne embarks on an extensive 14-Date U.K. Tour from November 22 until December 11.
For tour dates, tickets, and additional information, visit www.joanneshawtaylor.com/Tour.
1. Nobody’s Fool (3:36)
2. Bad Blood (3:49)
3. Won’t Be Fooled Again feat. Joe Bonamassa (4:54)
4. Just No Getting Over You (Dream Cruise) (4:40)
5. Fade Away feat. Tina Guo (4:52)
6. Then There’s You (3:23)
7. Runaway (3:49)
8. Missionary Man feat. Dave Stewart (3:08)
9. Figure It Out feat. Carmen Vandenberg (3:48)
10. The Leaving Kind (4:03)
11. New Love (4:03)
Producers – Joe Bonamassa & Josh Smith
Executive Producer – Roy Weisman
Engineer – Austin Atwood
Assistant Engineer – Nate Haessly (Sunset Sound)
Mix Engineer – Alan Hertz
Joanne Shaw Taylor – Vocals & Lead Guitar
Joe Bonamassa – Rhythm Guitar
Josh Smith – Rhythm Guitar
Lemar Carter – Drums
Calvin Turner – Bass
Deron Johnson – Piano/Wurlitzer/B3
Danielle De Andrea, Gaby Moreno & Jeff Young – Background Vocals
Tina Guo – Cello (“Fade Away”)
Carmen Vandenberg – Guitar Solo/Lead Guitar (“Figure It Out”)
Neil O’Brien Entertainment in association with KTBA Records and Planet Rock presents:
Joanne Shaw Taylor November – December UK Tour 2022
Tickets available from:
Tuesday 22 November 2022
Exeter, Corn Exchange
Wednesday 23 November 2022
Friday 25 November 2022
Hastings, White Rock Theatre
Saturday 26 November 2022
Bury St Edmunds, The Apex
Monday 28 November 2022
Birmingham, Town Hall
Wednesday 30 November 2022
Newcastle, Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Thursday 1 December 2022
Edinburgh, The Queen’s Hall
Friday 2 December 2022
Sheffield, City Hall
Sunday 4 December 2022
Milton Keynes, The Stables
Monday 5 December 2022
Wednesday 7 December 2022
Stroud, The Subscription Rooms
Friday 9 December 2022
Ipswich, Corn Exchange
Saturday 10 December 2022
High Wycombe, Old Town Hall
Sunday 11 December 2022