Cover photo by: Chris Wilson


With masses of crossover appeal, Nobody’s Fool has the potential to be huge, and 13 years after her debut album, she just might find herself the next sensation overnight. ”

— Magazine for record collectors

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, September 7, 2022 / — Joanne Shaw Taylor’s groundbreaking new studio album, Nobody’s Fool, is released on Bonamassa’s KTBA Records worldwide on Friday, October 28. The new album, recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, is produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith and features Joe Bonamassa on “Won’t Be Fooled Again”, guitarist Carmen Vandenberg (Bones UK) on “Figure It Out”, the cellist Tina Guo on “Fade Away” and music legend Dave Stewart on a cover of the Eurythmics classic “Missionary Man.” The album is available for pre-order NOW.

The album’s first single, “Just No Getting Over You (Dream Cruise)”, was released today and can be heard and downloaded at HERE.

Joanne was born and raised in the UK and was discovered aged 16 by music icon Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. Right off the bat, Joanne’s incredible guitar playing and distinctive sultry voice set her apart from the rest of the crowd.

Nobody’s Fool is his most personal album to date. Joanne’s songwriting lays bare love, loss, and the desire to be free from the past through the vessel of catchy hooks and infectious guitar riffs.

His vocal style, songwriting prowess and guitar playing skills take the listener on a journey into the desert of love and into the light of hope and redemption. Nobody’s Fool takes Joanne into new territory that can best be described as retro pop with a modern twist, but still encompasses the emotion of her blues roots.

“The title track opens the album and sets the tone with JST’s throaty, soulful vocals, complemented by powerful guitar lines,” says Guitarist Magazine.

Joanne wrote all the songs on the album except “Missionary Man”, which is written by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.

Joanne co-wrote “New Love” with Josh Smith, Calvin Turner and Dylan Altman, “Then There’s You” with James House, “Fade Away” with Sharon Corbitt and “The Leaving Kind” co-wrote with Joe Bonamassa, Leslie Satcher and Beth Nielsen-Chapman (Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt).


1. Nobody’s crazy (3:36)
2. Bad Blood (3:49)
3. Will no longer be fooled feat. Joe Bonamassa (4:54)
4. Just No Getting Over You (Dream Cruise) (4:40)
5. Fade Away feat. Tina Guo (4:52)
6. Then there’s you (3:23)
7. Runaway (3:49)
8. Exploit of the missionary man. David Stewart (3:08)
9. Understand the exploit. Carmen Vandenberg (3:48)
10. The kind that leaves (4:03)
11. New Love (4:03)


Producers – Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith
Executive Producer – Roy Weisman
Engineer – Austin Atwood
Assistant Engineer – Nate Haessly (Sunset Sound)
Mixing Engineer – Alan Hertz

The musicians
Joanne Shaw Taylor – vocals and lead guitar
Joe Bonamassa – Rhythm Guitar
Josh Smith – Rhythm Guitar
Lemar Carter – Drums
Calvin Turner – Bass
Deron Johnson – Piano/Wurlitzer/B3
Danielle De Andrea, Gaby Moreno & Jeff Young – Background Vocals
Tina Guo – Cello (“Fade Away”)
Carmen Vandenberg – Lead Guitar/Lead Guitar (“Figure It Out”)

10/28/2022 SKOKIE, Illinois The Center Theater
10/29/2022 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Pantages Theater
10/30/2022 MILWAUKEE, WI The Pabst Theater
1/11/2022 INDIANAPOLIS, IN The Palladium
02/11/2022 KALAMAZOO, MI Kalamazoo State Theater
04/11/2022 ROYAL OAK, MI Royal Oak Music Theater
11/5/2022 HAGERSTOWN, MD The Maryland Theater
11/06/2022 NEW YORK CITY, NY City Hall
09/11/2022 HARTFORD, CT The Bushnell
11/11/2022 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA The Sandler Center
12/11/2022 EASTON, PA State Theater
11/13/2022 PITTSBURGH, PA Byham Theater
11/16/2022 CHARLOTTE, NC Knight Theater
11/17/2022 KNOXVILLE, TN Jewel Theater


Joanne Shaw Taylor was discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics at the age of 16 who, after seeing her perform, immediately invited her on the road with his supergroup DUP – a career in music was born and in the years that followed, her incredible guitar playing saw her build an army of applause including Jimmy Cliff, Joe Bonamassa, Stevie Wonder and Annie Lennox.

Although she is only 30 years old, she has become one of the most sought after guitarists in the rock world. She released her debut album on Ruf Records titled “White Sugar” (2009), unleashing her distinct soulful voice on the world and demonstrating songwriting prowess far beyond her years – the blues rock world had a new star. ! Over the next few years she released critically acclaimed albums including her second album ‘Diamonds In The Dirt’ (2010), ‘Almost Always Never’ (2012) which featured the UK radio hit ‘Soul Station’ , as well as his last album for Ruf. Records – the live album “Songs From The Road” (2013).

In 2014, she released her fourth studio album “The Dirty Truth” on Axehouse Records which included the singles “Mud, Honey” and “Wicked Soul”. In 2016 Joanne followed up with the release of her fifth album ‘Wild’ (produced by Kevin Shirley) which saw her perform the songs ‘Dyin’ To Know’ and ‘Summertime’ on the popular BBC Two Television music show “Later With Jools Holland”. . Three years later, in 2019, she signed to Silvertone Records via Sony Music and released her sixth studio album, “Reckless Heart”.

Over the past two decades, Joanne has proven herself a prolific songwriter, releasing seven acclaimed albums to her name, each increasingly successful with her 2019 “Reckless Heart” entering the Top 20 albums. and consolidating themselves as one of the most important exports of British blues-rock.

His seventh studio album “The Blues Album”, produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith at Oceanway Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, was first released on Bonamassa’s independent label KTBA Records in 2021 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Charts.

On April 20, 2022, Joanne received her 2nd #1 Billboard Blues album with “Blues From The Heart Live”. On October 28, 2022, she will release her highly anticipated brand new (eighth) studio album “Nobody’s Fool” produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith.


Joe Bonamassa and his longtime manager, Roy Weisman, put their decades of expertise to good use with their new venture, Keeping the Blues Alive (KTBA) Records. The independent label is an offshoot of Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, Joe Bonamassa’s non-profit organization that aims to keep the art of music in schools and preserve the rich culture and history of the blues.

Since its inception in 2020, KTBA Records has proven to be a driving force in the music industry, recruiting talented artists and propelling them into the limelight. The label has released albums for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Dion, Chicago blues queen Joanna Connor, legendary Detroit-based blues guitarist Larry McCray, and blues rock sensation Joanne Shaw Taylor. Each album received worldwide critical acclaim and topped the Billboard Blues Album Chart. This is just the beginning for KTBA Records. With its roster of talented musicians and success in the industry, the label has many new projects on the horizon, working in synergy with the nonprofit’s mission to support musicians. 10% of all KTBA Records profits are donated to the foundation.

KTBA Records represents Bonamassa’s continued efforts over the past 25 years to support the artistic community and reflects the philosophy of giving back as so many others have done for him in hopes of paving the way for musicians to coming years. To support the mission of KTBA Records and its talented artists, visit KTBARECORDS.COM.

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