Joanna Connor Band
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Joanna Connor Band

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The best kept secret in music


"Exciting New Talent"

"the most exciting new talent on the blues scene." - Chicago Magazine

"Her Playing Has Fire!"

"a powerhouse guitarist with a sense of rock dynamics - her playing has a fire that is free of self-indulgence." - Chicago Sun-Times

"She Revvs It Up"

"She brings a revved-up rock flavor to the blues with a desire to move the music forward, not just embalm it." - Boston Globe

"She Slings a Steaming Guitar"

"Ms. Connor is an accomplished Texas-style blues guitarist with fleet fingers and a razor-sharp tone. She slings a steaming guitar, literally burning through every solo she plays." - Cashbox

"Connor Simply Kicks Ass"

"One of the strongest new blues packages of the year. Connor simply kicks ass, ripping off a variety of scorching solos." - Pulse

"A Truly Dazzling Guitarist"

"Connor boasts a strong voice and is a truly dazzling guitarist, with a flaming slide attack." - Billboard

"Reclaims the Passion"

"The obvious comparison is Bonnie Raitt, since she's female and plays blues guitar. I say Connor's a soprano Johnny Winter. Most blues records miss the passion that made the original stuff compelling. This one reclaims it all." - Playboy


Slidetime (CD) - Blind Pig
Big Girl Blues (CD) - Blind Pig
Fight (CD) - Blind Pig
Believe It (CD) - Blind Pig
Live and Raw 1 - self-released
Live and Raw 2 - self-released
Joanna Connor Band - MC Records


Feeling a bit camera shy


"From the root to the fruit, from the seed to the flower," the Joanna Connor Band presents an intense, high energy, rhythmic, and virtuosic guitar-driven musical experience... pushing the envelope of the blues by combining funk, rock and world beat, the audience will be compelled to get on their feet. Joanna's fine soulful voice, and most notably her lead and rhythm guitar mastery, has received accolades from such publications as GUITAR PLAYER, GUITAR WORLD, THE VILLAGE VOICE, PLAYBOY MAGAZINE, BILLBOARD, DOWNBEAT, RELIX and most major newspapers. She has either shared the stage or toured with JIMMY PAGE, BUDDY GUY, OTIS RUSH, ROBERT CRAY, POI DOG PONDERING, LUTHER AND BERNARD ALLISON, ALBERT COLLINS, LOS LOBOS and numerous others. Her multicultural band has toured Europe 26 times and was the subject of a WDR (German Television) documentary. Joanna has also done workshops both overseas and in the U.S. She was the first artist on an independent label that GIBSON GUITARS has ever signed to a product endorsement deal. This past March the band was asked to be a part of the famed SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST MUSIC SHOWCASE. The band will be featured on an upcoming episode of PBS' MOUNTAIN STAGE (radio and TV) appearing with LOS LOBOS. They were recently featured on the HOUSE OF BLUES RADIO HOUR and will be on the Fall programming schedule as featured artists on XM SATELLITE RADIO'S BLUESVILLE.