Thursday, December 22, 2016

Joanna Connor

Artist:  Joanna Connor
Born:  August 31, 1962.  Brooklyn, New York, USA
Origin:  Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genre:  Blues, Blues Rock, Modern Electric Blues
Occupation:  Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar

Joanna Connor is an American Chicago-based Blues Singer, Songwriter and a Virtuoso Guitarist.  She was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1984, she was sharing the stage with James Cotton, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and A. C. Reed.  In 1987, she started her own band, and recorded her first album for Blind Pig Records in 1989.

Title:  Six String Stories  (2016)
Genre:  Blues, Blues Rock, Modern Electric Blues
Label:  MC Records
Rating:   *****


 1.  It's A Woman's Way  (4:15)
 2.  By Your Side  (5:09)
 3.  We Stayed Together  (5:36)
 4.  Golden  (4:31)
 5.  Swamp Swim  (4:13)
 6.  Love Coming On Strong  (4:04)
 7.  Heaven (feat. Lewis Family Singers) (6:02)
 8.  Halsted Street  (4:43)
 9.  Sky Is Crying  (5:51)
10. Young Women Blues  (4:34)


Joanna Connor:  Lead Vocals, Guitar
Marion Lance Lewis:  Drums, Bass, Percussion, Synthesizer, Vocals
Jeff Lewis:  Keyboards
Omar "Harp" Coleman:  Harmonica
Charlie Kimble:  Tenor Saxophone
Gary Soloman:  Alto & Soprano Saxophone
Charles Pryor:  Trumpet, Flugelhorn

The Lewis Family Singers:  Background Vocals on Track 7
Steve & Hope Lewis:  Background Vocals on Track 4

Six String Stories is a studio album by Joanna Connor, was released on November 4, 2016 by MC Records, featuring "The Sky Is Crying" (Elmore James).  It is a Good Blues Music and Excellent Guitar!.

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