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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Joanna Connor On The Exorcist Friday

      Joanna Connor To Perform On Fox TV show THE EXORCIST This Friday!
More Right On Reviews From Vintage Guitar and More
Northport N.Y. - It's great when we get our music on TV shows but it's even better when the artist is on the actual show! The Queen of Blues/Rock Guitar, Joanna Connor will perform a song for the Fox drama "The Exorcist." The date of broadcast is Friday November 18th, 9PM Eastern. Click the photo of Joanna Connor and one of the stars of the show Ben Daniels for more.
Joanna Connor & Ben Daniels on the set of "The Exorcist"

Since our last update Joanna Connor's Six String Stories has received even more right on reviews!
Since it's release on August 26, it has become one of the most celebrated roots releases of the year.

This album mirrors her live shows crammed with soul, virtuosity, blues and eclecticism! 
Vintage Guitar

M.C. Records delivers Connor and her band in all of their upfront presence with an excellent recording containing rock solid imaging and a layered and resonant stage in which Connor’s guitar is free to leap and growl in all its twisted, raw and dynamic force.
  Nelson Brill -  Boston Concert Reviews

Connors sings and plays with relentless intensity and virtuosity -
Click the cover to listen to the entire recording

The ability of Joanna’s guitar playing to pull back from the edge is a constant on the album….it is searing, paint peeling, sky writing fretwork from the guitar of Joanna Connor.
The Alternate Root

With her dazzling skills on full display 'Six String Stories' should win her an even wider audience.
Living Blues

'Six String Stories' is her first studio album in 14 years, but thousands of gigs in the interim have only enriched Chicago-based Joanna Connor's fierce guitar skills and expressive, bluesy vocals.
The Associated Press

She’s one powerhouse of a slide blues guitarist, someone who attacks frets with a beautiful fury and doesn’t let go. Joanna Connor just put out her first release in 14 years and, wow, it’s a keeper.
The Toledo Blade

'Six String Stories' is well recorded with good songs and copious guitar wizardry. Chicago Blues Guide

Once people hear Joanna’s new disc, no one is going to classify her as as anything other than first-rate.

Blues Blast Magazine

Her incendiary slide playing is absolutely breath-taking. - Elmore Magazine

We're also very excited to release Joanna's first video from the new record. Check out "It's A Woman's Way." Joanna pays tribute all her sheroes in this one. Click the photo to view!


We're also thrilled that for seven weeks that Joanna has been on  the Roots Music Report's Electric Blues Albums. She is currently no. 2, click the logo to see the entire list.

Six String Stories is the one that the fans who pack her hometown gigs have been waiting for. You’ll still hear the scorching solos-- but there’s more to Joanna Connor than that. The disc’s ten tracks include tastes of gospel, rock, soul and funk; all with the gutsy singing and heartfelt playing that have always been her trademarks. Connor wrote eight tracks on Six String Stories with Marion Lance Lewis, a mainstay of her live band.  
  Joanna Connor might be the best—or most original—blues-based slide guitar player you're likely to come across today. Or tomorrow. - Guitar World

Since 2002 Joanna's focus has been on her family and playing in the Chicago area. Joanna picks up the story there, I was ready to lay down some new tracks in the studio.  I turned my focus toward exploring recording again. I'm at a point in my life where I feel in touch with who I am as a woman and a musician. Mark Carpentieri and his label were the first that came to my mind to contact. His good energy and knowing when to guide an artist and when to let them fly was important to me. I respect his labels catalog and his work and I am proud and happy to be back. The feeling is mutual Joanna!

Joanna Connor is celebrating 30 years of being in Chicago. Since her arrival she has toured in 25 countries and 49 states. Joanna was the first artist not on a major label to be signed to an endorsement deal by Gibson Guitars and Victoria Amps and has been featured in every major city newspaper and guitar magazine. Connor composed the soundtrack for Australian documentary "Being Dad,” and has shared stages with the likes of Jimmy Page, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, BB King, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Son Seals, The Neville Bros and a host of others. Click here for her complete bio:

Complete dates can be found at her website -
  • Wed.  Nov. 16 - HOB- Chicago, IL 60601
  • Thur.-Sat Nov. 17-19th - Kingston Mines  - Chicago, IL 60614
  • Sun.  Nov. 20 - HOB- Chicago, IL 60601
  • Sat. Nov. 26 - Kingston Mines  - Chicago, IL 60614
  • Fri. and Sat. Dec 2 and 3 - Kingston Mines  - Chicago, IL 60614
  • Wed. Dec. 7th - Langunista Brewing Company - Chicago IL 60608
  • Thur. and Fri.  Dec 8th and 9th - Kingston Mines  - Chicago, IL 60614

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