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Friday, August 17, 2012

Joanne Shaw Taylor's new album "Almost Always Never"?


"ALMOST ALWAYS NEVER"

THE NEW ALBUM RELEASED SEPTEMBER 17th

Following her acclaimed performance alongside Annie Lennox at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in June, blues rock sensation Joanne Shaw Taylor will release a brand new studio album Almost Always Never on Monday September 17th

Released by Ruf Records, Almost Always Never is Joanne’s third studio album, it coincides with a 13-date nationwide tour of the UK, which kicks-off on October 11th at the Bristol Tunnels.

Born and raised in the Black Country, Joanne was ‘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 in British Blues. The UK tour will see her performing new tracks from Almost Always Never, alongside crowd favorites taken from her two previous albums - White Sugar (2009) and Diamonds in the Dirt (2010).

In both 2010 and 2011, Joanne was voted “Best British Female Vocalist” at the British Blues Awards. Her new album is produced by the legendary Mike McCarthy (Spoon, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Patty Griffin) in Austin, Texas.

"Mike McCarthy comes from a very different musical background from me,” says Joanne. “He pushed me out of my comfort zone, while allowing me to explore and embrace new territories whilst remaining true to who I am. I never thought when I started on this journey I would ever get to work with such an amazing array of musicians. I've been a fan of JJ, David and Billy for many years and their performances on this album are exceptional.”

The album features David Garza (keyboards), Billy White (bass, guitar) and J.J. Johnson (drums). Previously, Garza has worked with the likes of Fiona Apple, Juliana Hatfield, and Blues Traveler. White has played with the Heartless Bastards and Craig Finn, and J.J. Johnson has drummed with John Mayer.

“ALMOST ALWAYS NEVER” TRACK LISTING:

• SOUL STATION
• BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN
• YOU SHOULD STAY, I SHOULD GO
• PIECE OF THE SKY
• ARMY OF ONE
• JEALOUSY
• ALMOST ALWAYS NEVER
• TIED & BOUND
• A HAND IN LOVE
• STANDING TO FALL
• MAYBE TOMORROW
• LOSE MYSELF TO LOVING YOU

Produced Recorded and Mixed by Mike McCarthy
Additional engineering by Jim Vollentine
Mastered by Howie Weinberg and Dan Gerbarg

Piano, Wurli, Rhodes, RMI, Hammond, Mandolin and Gordon by David Garza
Precision bass, and acoustic slide by Billy White
All drums by J.J. Johnson
All electric guitars, vocals and Gordon on tracks 4 and 12 by JST

"I've loved every album and recording experience I've had to date for many different reasons,” reflects Joanne. "I think what sets Almost Always Never apart from my two previous albums is the songwriting process leading up to it. I'm so proud of these songs. All 12 of them combine into one body of work. It’s the perfect and truest example of who I am as an artist to date."

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"I've made an album where I'm starting to hold my own on the guitar. I spent a lot of time leading up to these recordings going back and exploring old influences as well as embracing some new things. I had the opportunity to write the songs I've always wanted to write with an all-star cast to support and nurture them but also to push me and this album to places I would not have been capable of reaching without them."

"The UK is where I feel the most pressure to perform at my best because the audience is so close to my heart. I can't wait to perform the new album in the UK. Although I've toured there for 13 years, with this new album of songs, I feel it will be as if it will be first time they actually see me live."

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OCTOBER 2012 UK TOUR
24 HR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898

www.thegigcartel.com

Thursday 11 October
Bristol The Tunnels

Tickets: £15.00 / Box Office: 0845 605 0255
www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk
Temple Meads, Bristol,
City of Bristol BS1 6QS


Friday 12 October
Tavistock, Wharf

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01822 611 166
www.www.tavistockwharf.com
The Wharf, Tavistock,
Devon, PL19 8AT


Saturday 13 October
Falmouth Princess Pavilion

Blues In The Bay Festival
Box Office: 01326 211 222
www.carrickleisureservices.org.uk
41 Melvill Road, Falmouth,
Cornwall, TR11 4AR


Sunday 14 October
Poole Mr Kyps

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01202 748 945
www.mrkyps.net
8a Parr Street, Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone,
Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JY


Tuesday 16th October
London Leicester Square Theatre

Tickets: £17.00
Box Office: 08448 733 433
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
6 Leicester Place, Leicester Square,
London, WC2H 7BX


Friday 19 October
Brighton: The Haunt

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 08444 780 898
www.thehauntbrighton.co.uk
10 Pool Valley Coach Station
Brighton, BN1 1NJ


Saturday 20 October
Norwich: Arts Centre

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01603 660 352
www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
St. Benedicts Street, Norwich,
Norfolk, NR2 4PG


Sunday 21 October
Sale: Waterside

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0161 912 5616
www.watersideartscentre.co.uk
1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Manchester,
Lancashire, M33 7ZF


Tuesday 23 October
York: Duchess

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01904 641 413
www.theduchessyork.co.uk
Stonebow House, The Stonebow,
York, YO1 7NP


Wednesday 24 October
Newcastle: Cluny

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0191 230 4474
www.www.thecluny.com
34-36 Lime Street, Ouseburn,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PQ


Friday 26 October
Glasgow O2 ABC

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk
330 Sauchiehall Street,
Glasgow, G2 3JB


Saturday 27 October
Stockton Arc

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01642 525 199
www.arconline.co.uk
Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees,
Cleveland, TS18 1LL


Sunday 28 October
Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0845 413 4444
www.rescuerooms.com
Masonic Place, Goldsmith Street
Nottingham, NG1 5JT

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Also available – Joanne’s first two albums "White Sugar" and "Diamonds in the Dirt"

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Joanne Shaw Taylor - Official Website
www.joanneshawtaylor.com

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