The British blues guitarist headlined the night in the Windy City on her last date in the US before heading back to the UK.

26-May-2016: Fans travelled from neighboring cities, and even neighboring states, to see Joanne Shaw Taylor perform at Chicago’s Reggies.

This show was originally lined up as Joanne opening for Glenn Hughes. Hughes may have had to postpone his tour until August, but luckily Joanne kept the date which her fans were clearly appreciative. They’ll also get a second helping to see her in August when she will finally open for Hughes on his two-night run in Chicago.

Joanne was headlining in Chicago this night, something well-deserved. It is infectious when you see someone on stage having fun, and it was clear she was enjoying herself.

Her smile filled the room as she effortlessly played bluesy rock riffs. Joanne makes playing the blues look easy as if just anyone could make a Gibson talk in the same way.

Joanne has it all. From the incredible guitar playing to her phenomenally bluesy voice and songwriting ability that most musicians would kill for. Add her personality which radiates from the stage and you are dealing with one truly talented musician. It’s, therefore, an injustice to just talk about her guitar skills – as epic as they are.

Joanne is heading over to Europe to continue her tour for the next two months, before returning to open for Glenn Hughes on his North American tour. Be sure to catch these shows – you certainly will not regret it.

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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!

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