Press Release

Renowned blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joanne Shaw Taylor unveils "Change Of Heart," the final and most personal single from her eagerly anticipated album Heavy Soul, out June 7th via Journeyman Records. Featuring Taylor's expressive vocals and masterful guitar playing, the track is further enriched by its joyful and inspirational lyrics, penned with the help of the legendary songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman, (Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood) which explores the vulnerability and courage involved in opening up to love.

Change of Heart is one of my favorite songs on the album,” Joanne shares. “It's about meeting someone who makes you want to risk your heart again, despite past hurts. Beth's lyrical genius really brought the emotion of the song to life."

Produced by the acclaimed Kevin Shirley, Joanne’s new album Heavy Soul features a collection of songs that navigate the complexities of love, resilience, and personal transformation, showcasing her signature blend of blues-rock guitar and soulful pop sensibilities. Critics have already praised Taylor for her authenticity and raw talent, with Classic Rock Magazine noting her "rich honeyed marriage of blues-rock guitar and soulful pop sensibilities" and Blues Matters hailing her as "a beacon of authenticity and talent."

Recognized for her exceptional guitar skills and powerful songwriting, Joanne’s journey, which began at the age of 16 when discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, has seen her garner accolades from music icons like Stevie Wonder and Annie Lennox. Following the success of albums like Reckless Heart and The Blues Album, Heavy Soul emerges from Joanne's creative vision of bridging the gap between her previous album Nobody's Fool and her blues origins. The album features an array of accomplished studio musicians, including Anton Fig, Alison Presswood, and Rob McNelley blending their unique talents to create an unforgettable musical experience.


CD Track Listing
1. Sweet ‘Lil Lies
2. All The Way From America
3. Black Magic
4. Drowning In A Sea Of Love
5. A Good Goodbye
6. Heavy Soul
7. Wild Love
8. Someone Like You
9. Devil In Me
10. Change Of Heart

Stay tuned for more updates and check out Joanne Shaw Taylor's tour dates as she brings the powerful songs of Heavy Soul live to audiences around the globe. For more information on the album, single releases, and upcoming tour dates, visit joanneshawtaylor.com.


Photo Credit: © Stacie Huckeba

ABOUT JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
Joanne Shaw Taylor, discovered at 16 by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, quickly ascended as one of the world's leading rock guitarists. Championed by legends like Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, and Joe Bonamassa, her powerful songwriting, and distinct vocals first captivated audiences with her 2009 debut, White Sugar. Over the years, Joanne has released numerous acclaimed albums, including the UK Top 20 hit Reckless Heart and the #1 Billboard Blues Chart toppers The Blues Album and Blues From The Heart Live. Her most recent studio album, Nobody's Fool, launched under Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records in 2022, showcases collaborations with industry icons and highlights her continually evolving artistry. Joanne remains a trailblazing force in blues rock, eagerly anticipating her next album release.


Photo Credit: © Simon Green

2024 US TOUR DATES

Tickets available from
www.joanneshawtaylor.com/tour


Saturday, June 15 - Aurora, IL - Blues On the Fox Festival
Saturday, June 29 - Poortugaal, NL - Muziek of Rhoon Festival
Saturday, July 6 - Jarvenpaa, FL - Puistoblues Festival
Friday, July 12 - Nescopeck, PA - Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Friday, July 19 - Bangor, ME - Maine Savings Amphitheater *
Friday, August 2 - Mammoth Lakes, CA - Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza
Saturday, August 10 - Duluth, MN - Bayfront Blues Festival
Saturday, August 17 - Thornton, NH - White Mountain Boogie N’ Blues Festival
Saturday, September 14 - Morristown, NY - Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival

* Opening for Joe Bonamassa

An announcement of the US Fall Tour is expected later this month.

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Further Information

Peter Noble at Noble PR
Tel: +44 (0) 207 272 7772, +44 (0) 794 908 9762
Email: peter@noblepr.co.uk