Joanne Shaw Taylor review…August 25, 2018…

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR

WILD

SONY MUSIC/SILVERTONE

DYIN TO KNOW–READY TO ROLL–GET YOU BACK–NO REASON TO STAY–WILD IS THE WIND–WANNA BE MY LOVER–I’M IN CHAINS–I WISH I COULD WISH YOU BACK–MY HEART’S GOT A MIND OF ITS OWN–NOTHIN’ TO LOSE–SUMMERTIME

Sony Music is re-launching its once-vaunted Silvertone imprint, at one time the label home of Buddy Guy, The Stone Roses, and several others.  For this occasion, Sony is also re-issuing Joanne Shaw Taylor’s “Wild,” while looking ahead to a new album from her in the spring of 2019.  With the new distribution deal, “Wild” will be much more readily-available than on its initial release back in 2016.

This beautiful and talented UK blueswoman hails from the Black Country, known for its coal-mining and steel industries.  She is a wise-beyond-her-years songwriter,  especially when it comes to material dealing with love and relationships, a theme that runs predominantly throughout “Wild.”

One such cut is the tale of youthful lust that is “you gotta let it show if you’re Ready To Roll,” and she vows to right some wrongs in a seemingly-finished affair, “Get You Back.”  Another lover has our heroine feeling “so wrong I can’t go on,”  the heart-pounding, “I’m In Chains.”

We had two favorites, too.  In perhaps the set’s most poignant offering, Joanne is on acoustic guitar in the wistful tale of an affair where “that ship has sailed,” but, “I Wish I Could Wish You Back.”  The horn section comes into play on the Allen Toussaint-meets- B. B. King groove of “My Heart’s Got A Mind Of Its Own,” with that NOLA-styled piano from Steve Nolan.

Joanne Shaw Taylor is back in a big way and in support of this re-issue effort from the re-energized Silvertone label, she will be playing a series of more intimate venues from August 22, 2018, thru September 16, 2018, including a Labor Day weekend stop on September 2, 2018, in Nashville at the City Winery.  She will be playing some songs from her catalog, plus debuting a few songs from her forthcoming album.  Get to know, or get re-acquainted with the “Wild” talents of this amazing woman of the blues!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.

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