British blues invades Midcoast

Aug 26, 2014
Photo by: Stephen Fourie Joanne Shaw Taylor

Rockland — After a Labor Day break, the weekly blues series will continue Monday, Sept. 8, with Joanne Shaw Taylor at 7 p.m., in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Tickets will be $15 at the door.

Born and raised around Birmingham, Taylor was originally discovered by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart as a 16-year-old guitar prodigy. Through hard work and near-constant touring, she is now one of the hottest young names on the British blues circuit, admired and respected by many leading blues guitarists including Joe Bonamassa.

Shaw was voted Best British Female Vocalist at the British Blues Awards in 2010 and 2011, and she was invited as special guest to Annie Lennox performing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012. Her fourth studio album due, “The Dirty Truth,” is due to be released Sept. 22.

Next up in the weekly series are: Sept. 15, Mikey Junior ($10); Sept. 22, Juke Joint Five ($10); Sept. 29, Nikki Hill ($15); Oct. 6, Larry Garner ($10); Oct. 13, Roberto Morbioli ($10); Oct. 20, Blood Orange Martinis ($10; Road to Memphis benefit); and Oct. 27, Larry McCray ($15). For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link.

“"Mud, Honey” from Joanne Shaw Taylor’s new album
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